Resinous, spicy, and floral – Boadicea is the world’s first aphid-resistant hop.
Breeding/Development: England. Boadicea was the world’s first aphid-resistant hop, bred from an open pollination of hedgerow varieties at Wye College. It is named after an ancient Celtic queen who led an uprising against the Romans.
Brewing Application: Dual purpose. Designed as a more environmentally-friendly (requiring less pesticides for cultivation) alternative to older traditional British varieties, Boadicea makes an excellent all-rounder for bitter and English-style pale ale and IPA. It adds a nice earthy counterpoint to dark malts when used at a low rate in stout, porter, and mild.
Sensory: Resinous and spicy with a bright orchard fruit and floral backdrop; can project a new-mown grass or clover character in the hop back or dry hop.
Maturity: Early to middle
Yield: 1,350 – 1,650 kg/ha