Newport Hops was developed by the USDA as a descendant from Hallertauer Magnum Hops crossed with a male USDA variety. Newport was designed to battle mildew, and was done with success. Newport is 18.8% Brewers Gold, 12.5% Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, 6.3% Late Grape, 4.6% Belgium 31, 3.1% Fuggle, and 54.7% unknown.
Newport Hops was released in 2002, and is an alpha hops used primarily for bittering in beer. Newport has an alpha acid rating at 14.5%-17.0% and has a high beta acid count at 7.2%-9.1%. Newport also shares in a very high co-humulone content at 36.0%-38.0% which can add some off flavors. Of the oils myrcene is very high, and itself carries an earthy citrus blend with tones of wine sometimes balsamic. Newport is best used at the beginning or mid boil for bittering purposes in beer batches.