UK Challenger

UK Challenger
UK Challenger

Pedigree

Granddaughter of Northern Brewer, lineage also includes Northdown and Target

Brewing Usage

Dual Purpose

Aroma

Cedar, green tea and sweet floral characteristics (as a late addition, it can provide crisp, fruity flavors)

Possible Substitutions

Typical Beer Styles

  • English-style Ale

Additional Information

Bred at Wye College and released in 1972 for commercial planting

Photo Credit Barth-Haas Group

Alpha Acids

6.5 - 9.0%

Beta Acids

3.2 - 4.2%

Co-Humulone

20 - 25%

Total Oil

1.0 - 1.5 mL / 100g

Myrcene

~30% of total oil

Humulene

~25% of total oil

Caryophyllene

~9.5% of total oil

Farnesene

< 1% of total oil

General Trade Perception

A versatile hop, widely used for both early and late kettle additions



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