|Flavor and Aroma||Herbal, Fruity|
This woodsy varietal was bred by Wye College in 1972 with lineage to Northern Brewer and Northdown for a distinctly English flavor. Providing a versatile blend of both aromatic and bittering characteristics, Challenger hops are widely used in European brews.
This hop gives off a rich aroma of cedar, green tea, spice, and a hint of fresh floral. With an alpha acid content of 6.5% to 8.5%, the moderate bittering quality is a nice compliment to its uniquely strong flavors. Challenger also blends well with other hops in brews like Pale Ales, Belgian Ales, and of course, English Ales.
Alpha Acids: 6.5 – 9.0%
Beta Acids: 3.2 – 4.2%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.5 – 2.8
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 20 – 25%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.0 – 1.5
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 70 - 85%
Similar Hop Varieties: Perle, Northern Brewer
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