A true all-rounder and team player for producing classic English ales.
Breeding/Development: USA. A daughter of Northern Brewer with Northdown stock, this English variety has found a home in the hopyards of the Pacific Northwest.
Brewing Application: A truly versatile dual-purpose hop, Challenger’s alpha content can be harnessed for bittering, while still possessed of a smooth, pleasant flavour for late and dry hopping. Alone or in a blend, Challenger is an excellent addition to the hop bill for any British, Irish, or Scottish styles.
Sensory: Medium intensity; American-grown Challenger tends to be more spicy, piney, and less orange marmalade-like than English Challenger.
Yield: no data