A true dual purpose hop with Challenger type aroma, but richer flavour, giving it excellent flavor/aroma charteristics.
A first generation selection from Northern Brewer crossed with a German male resistant to downy mildew
Maturity Early to mid-season
Yield 1500 - 1900 kg./ha. or 1350 - 1700 lb./ac.
Growth Habit Not over-vigorous, neat and manageable
Disease/Pest Susceptibility Susceptible to Verticillium wilt and powdery mildew but quite resistant to downy mildew.
Cone-Structure Medium to large, plumpish, quite loose
Lupulin Moderate amounts, palish yellow
Aroma Mild, pleasant and delicate hop aroma
Alpha Acid 7.5 - 9.5% w/w
Beta Acid 5 - 5.5% w/w
Cohumulone 24 - 30% of alpha acids
Storageability 60 - 70% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C
Total Oil 1.5 - 2.5 mls/100 grams
Myrcene 23 - 29% of whole oil
Humulene 40 - 45% of whole oil
Carophyllene 13 - 17% of whole oil
Farnesene <1% of whole oil
General Trade Perception
A true dual-purpose hop with moderate bittering potential and excellent flavor/aroma charteristics.
UK Challenger, Northern Brewer
Typical Beer Styles
All Ales, Porter
Released in early 1970's with relatively high alpha acids for its time. Its excellent flavor properties ensured its continued survival after the release of the higher alpha acids variety Wye Target.