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UK Sovereign

Alpha Acid Range %
4.5 - 6.5
Beta Acid Range %
2.1 - 3.1
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
26 - 30
Total oils mls/100 gr.
0.6 - 1.0


Complex and fruity – try Sovereign as a single hop or in a blend for hoppy ales.

Breeding/Development: England. A dwarf (or hedgerow) variety bred for aroma in 1995 at Wye College. Created through an open pollination, Sovereign’s lineage includes Pioneer and Whitbread Goldings.

Brewing Application: Aroma. Sovereign can be called on for light bittering but shows to best effect as a late or dry hop. With a classic English profile that trends toward fruitiness, it blends nicely but can easily stand alone as a showcase in hoppy English ales and non-traditional lagers and hybrids.

Sensory: Complex with moderate to intense fruit (peach, red currant, berry, cherry) not quite balanced by a delicate, tangy spice quality. Suggestions of green tea leaves. Pairs well with earthy or herbal varieties in a blend.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: no data

Yield: no data