Hop Variety – 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)
Alpha Acids: 6.5 – 9.0%
Beta Acids: 3.2 – 4.2%
Co-Humulone: 20 – 25% of alpha acids
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
Possible Substitutions: German Perle, Northern Brewer
Typical Beer Styles: English-style Ales, Barley Wine, Bitter, Brown Ale, ESB, Porter, Stout
Additional Information: Bred at Wye College and released in 1972 for commercial planting

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