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UK Boadicea

Alpha Acid Range %
8 - 10
Beta Acid Range %
3.5 - 4.5
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
24 - 26
Total oils mls/100 gr.
1.3 - 2.0


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