Nugget Pellet Hops
Nugget was bred by the USDA and saw its first commercial harvest in 1983. Since then it has become a mainstay in many big American style beers including IPAs, Stouts, and Barleywines. It is primarily used as a bittering hop due to its high Alpha Acids(recent harvests range from 11-16%), but many highly respected breweries including Green Flash and Toppling Goliath use it for aroma and flavour as well. Nugget's high myrcene oil content gives it a woody and piney character.
Brewing Usage: Bittering
Pedigree: Lineage includes Brewer's Gold, Canterbury Golding and Early Green
Aroma: Green, wood, ginger, earthy
Typical Alpha Acid Level: 12-15%
Typical Beer Style(s): Barley Wine, Lager, Pilsner, Pale Ale
Possible Substitution(s): Columbus, Galena, Magnum