Also known as HBC 366, Equinox was developed by the Hop Breeding Company, and is now available to you the homebrewer. It is being used by such breweries as Brooklyn Brewery and Sierra Nevada, so it is an already proven variety. A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. The diversified and pronounced aroma characteristics combined with extremely high oil content and a tight cone structure make this hop variety very unique and one you should try out for your next hoppy masterpiece.
Saphir is a German hop that was released in 2002 from the Hop Research Center in Hull, Germany. It is a good substitute for recipes calling for Hallertau, and will provide distinct spicy, fruit, and tangerine tones to your homebrew. Described as a good aroma variety hop, with a distinct hoppy tang.