A true all-rounder and team player for producing classic English ales.
Breeding/Development: USA. A daughter of Northern Brewer with Northdown stock, this English variety has found a home in the hopyards of the Pacific Northwest.
Brewing Application: A truly versatile dual-purpose hop, Challenger’s alpha content can be harnessed for bittering. It also possesses a smooth, pleasant flavor for early or late kettle additions and dry hopping. Alone or in a blend, Challenger is an excellent option for the hop bill for any British, Irish, or Scottish styles.
Sensory: Medium intensity; American-grown Challenger tends to be more spicy, cedar-like and less orange marmalade-like than English Challenger.
Yield: 1200-1600 lbs/acre