UK Challenger Pellet Hops (1 oz)
Challenger Hops has popularity in England, and was bred at Wye College using Northern Brewer and a German variety in 1961. It is a dual use hops with a moderate alpha acid rating of 6.5%-8.5%. Challenger was released in 1968 was intended to provide high alpha acids, good aroma as well as disease resistance.
Challenger can be added at the beginning of the boil for its bitterness or as late additions, and dry hopping for its aroma. The flavor is smooth, with floral character and some spice. Some of the sweeter citrus flavors will come through as well. Challenger has great diversity in the beer styles it can be used in, making it one that should be experimented with.
Brewing Usage: Dual Purpose
Pedigree: Granddaughter of Northern Brewer, lineage also includes Northdown and Target
Typical Alpha Acid Level: 6.5-8.5%
Typical Beer Style(s): English Ale, Brown Ale, Pale Ale, Bitter, etc.
Possible Substitution(s): German Perle, Northern Brewer, more...