July 18, 2017 1 min read

Type of Hop:an Aroma Hop
Used In
: Any Hoppy Style
Flavors: Pineapple, Pine, Passionfruit. Similar to what you would find in Galaxy hops but lighter
Alpha Acids: 14% - 17%
Substitutes: Galaxy


Vic Secret is the next big thing out of Australia. This hop brings a clean fruit and pine flavor and is best used in dry-hopping and whirlpooling. Vic Secret's high level of alpha acid (14%-17%)  makes dry-hopping the best way to attain ideal flavor.

Vic Secret was created in 2000 and is the sister of the Topaz hop. It wasn't until 2010, after years of strong growth, that Vic Secret was included in brewing trials.

Because of the enticing aroma of the hop, brewers were less than impressed with Vic Secret when used traditionally. In 2011, a green hop beer revealed Vic Secret for the superstar it is. When used as a dry hop addition, VS reveals clean passionfruit and pineapple flavors with a light background of herbs and piney resin.

Vic Secret is most frequently used in hoppy beers such as Pale Ales, IPAs or even a saison to impart a tropical fruit finish.

Since its debut, the Vic Secret crop has been increased and you'll find this fragrant and subtle hop in some of our favorite beers:

Vic Secret IPA from Victory Brewing

Acid Test from Bearded Iris Brewing

19th Anniversary Thunderstruck by Stone

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