Hop Name: Chinook

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:12.0 - 14.0%
Beta Range:12.0 - 14.0%
Cohumulone Range:29.0 - 34.0%
Humulene Range:20.0 - 25.0%
Myrcene Range:35.0 - 40.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:9.0 - 11%
Total Oil Range:1.5 - 2.5 mL/100g
Chinook Hops with its 12-14% alpha acid profile is great for either the beginning of the boil or in the middle. Not only a natural for American-style Pale Ale and IPAs, but it is find its way into seasonal ales, barley wine, and some porters and stouts. This hop has a piney, spicy bouquet such as Juniper might contribute. It is very aromatic with the pine very evident in a fresh batch. Featured alone in Stone’s Arrogant Bastard and along with Cascade and Centennial in Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale, which is famous for its piney, citrusy character.

Commonly used in:
American-style Pale Ale
Origin: US
Storage: 65 - 70% of alpha remaining after 6 months
Distinct, medium intensity spice and pine characteristics with subtle notes of grapefruit

Possible Substitutions:
Brewer's Gold (US)  Columbus  Eroica  Northern Brewer (US)  Nugget  Brewer's Gold  Northern Brewer (DE)  Galena  Bullion  Centennial  Olympic  Aramis  Triskel  Blue Northern Brewer