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A utility bittering hop that moonlights as an aroma and dry hop for intense ESBs and IPAs.

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Alpha Acid Range %
9.5 - 12.5
Beta Acid Range %
4.3 - 5.7
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha
35 - 40
Total Oil mL/100 g
1.2 - 1.4


Breeding/Development: England. Released by Wye College in the early 1970s, Target quickly became the most widely-grown variety in the UK. It is a cousin of Challenger and descendant of Northern Brewer and Goldings.

Brewing Application: Bittering. Target’s high alpha delivers for sharply hoppy IPA, bitter, and pale ale, or for efficient bittering additions of darker and less-hoppy English or Belgian styles. It is also used by many UK brewers, alone or in a blend, as a singular late hop.

Sensory: Intense and pleasantly pungent with dried citrus and sagebrush overtones. Whirlpool or dry hop additions play up a spice character.

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

Maturity: Late

Yield: 1200 – 1600 lbs/acre