Chinook hops are very distinctive dual-purpose hops used in Ales useful for bittering and flavor/aroma. Subtle notes of grapefruit with a distinct, medium intensity spice and pine characteristics. Some find the quality to be too bittering and rough because of its lingering taste, but a lot of brewers can’t get enough. Chinook hops are great for American Pale Ales and IPAs but are also suitable for seasonal ales, barley wine, and some porters and stouts.

Alpha Acids: 12.0 – 14.0%

Beta Acids: 3.0 – 4.0%

Alpha-Beta Ratio: 3.0-4.67

Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 29-34%

Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.5 - 2.5

Storage (% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 65 - 70%

Similar Hop Varieties: Northern Brewer, Columbus, Nugget

Beer Styles: Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Porter, Barleywine, Lager (bittering)

Storability: Good

Origin: American

Flavor and Aroma: Citrus, Spicy, Piney

Alpha Acids: Average

Use: Dual Purpose

Total Oil Content: Average