POR is much maligned, but when fresh it has a real spicy, fruitiness & is a great hop. The main bittering hop of Aussie beers. Pedigree Second generation from the English-Pride of Kent. Bred in Australia.
Maturity Mid-season - late variety
Yield 2200 - 2800 kg./ha. or 1950 - 2500 lb./ac.
Growth Habit Good vigor, well hopped, and a nice grower friendly hop
Disease/Pest Susceptibility Downy mildew, powdery mildew, and aphids are absent from Australia, so its susceptibility to these is immaterial
Cone-Structure Fairly long, quite tight cone
Lupulin Moderate to large amount, medium dark yellow
Aroma Quite pronounced but not unpleasant
Alpha Acid 7 - 10% w/w
Beta Acid 4 - 6% w/w
Cohumulone 33 - 39% of alpha acids
Storageability 45 - 55% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C
Total Oil 1.0 - 2.0 mls/100 grams
Myrcene 25 - 50% of whole oil
Humulene 3 - 8% of whole oil
Carophyllene 5 - 10% of whole oil
Farnesene <1% of whole oil
General Trade Perception Predominantly a bittering hop but with interesting aromatic qualities
Possible Substitutions Galena, Cluster
Typical Beer Styles Australian Lagers
Additional Information At time of release in 1965, it was the highest alpha acid hop in the world and went on to become more than 90% of the Australian crop- closely associated with such famous beers as Foster's Lager.