Hop Variety – Northdown

Pedigree: Seedling of Northern Brewer and a resistant German male
Brewing Usage: Dual Purpose
Aroma: Pleasant spice, cedar and pine characteristics with hints of floral and berry flavors
Alpha Acids: 7.0 – 10.0%
Beta Acids: 4.0 – 5.0%
Co-Humulone: 31% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.2 – 2.2 mL/100g
Myrcene: 25% of total oil
Humulene: 37% of total oil
Caryophyllene: 15% of total oil
Farnesene: 1% of total oil
General Trade Perception: An excellent dual purpose hop that works well on its own, or in conjunction with an aroma variety
Possible Substitutions: Northern Brewer, UK Challenger
Typical Beer Styles: Ale, Old Ale, Barley Wine, Porter
Additional Information: Released by Wye College in 1970; an “aunt” to both UK Challenger and UK Target

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