Oregon State researchers find regional differences in hops and resulting beer flavors, aromas

Researchers found the same variety of hops grown in Oregon and Washington produced different aromas and flavor profiles in beer.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — You may know that wine and coffee taste and smell differently based on where grapes and coffee beans are produced, but did you know it’s the same for beer and hops?

Oregon State University researchers found that the same variety of hops grown in Oregon and Washington produced different aromas, chemical properties and flavor profiles.

Washington and Oregon produced 84% of the American hop harvest in 2021, with Washington accounting for 73% of that total, according to the U.S. Department of

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