ChallengerRegular price Sale price $86.68
Origin: United Kingdom
Flavours: Green tea, cedar, floral, citrus, spice
Alpha Acid: 6.5% - 8.5%
Beta Acid: 4.0% - 4.5%
Co-Humulone: 20 - 25 %
Total Oils: 1.0 - 1.7 ml/100g
Released to the public in 1972, Challenger hops were developed at Wye College from varieties Northern Brewer and German Zattler. It accounted for a significant percentage of the hops grown in the UK during the 1980's and 1990's.
Challenger features decent bitterness and a floral aroma and as such are considered fine for bittering or for dry hopping. Its flavor is smooth with balanced floral characteristics, some citrus and a dash of spice.