Great neutral bittering hop, whereas later additions can give a blackcurrant aroma & strong fruity character. The hop of Corona. If you could choose just 1 bittering hop, this would be the hop of choice.
Bred from Brewer's Gold by open pollination in the state of Idaho.
Maturity Early to mid-season
Yield 1900 - 2500 kg./ha. or 1700 - 2230 lb./ac.
Growth Habit Neat and columnar
Disease/Pest Susceptibility Exhibits reaction to infection with Prunus necrotic ring-spot virus. Some resistance to downy mildew, slightly susceptible to powdery mildew, susceptible to aphids.
Cone-Structure Medium-compact and plump
Lupulin Abundant, yellow in color
Alpha Acid 12 - 14% w/w
Beta Acid 7 - 9% w/w
Cohumulone 38 - 42% of alpha acids
Storageability 75 - 80% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C.
Total Oil 0.9 - 1.2 mls/100 grams
Myrcene 55 - 60% of whole oil
Humulene 10 - 15% of whole oil
Carophyllene 3 - 5% of whole oil
Farnesene <1% of whole oil
General Trade Perception
An excellent high alpha acids hop with balanced bittering properties combines with a good aroma profile.
Typical Beer Styles
Can be used in most English-style and American Ales.