Released in 1985 as part a breeding program by the USDA in the state of Washington. Originally bred as a bittering hop back in 1985, it has recently been recognized as a dual-purpose hop that is well rounded and suited for many different styles. It’s predominately spicy and piney characteristics transfer through into the flavor and aroma. Chinook also contributes bright grapefruit notes and clean bitterness.
Beer styles: Pale Ale, IPA, Porter, Stout, Lager
Characteristics: Herbal, Piney, Floral , and similar to cascade.
Typical usage: Dual purpose
Alpha Acids: 12.0 – 14.0 %
Beta Acids: 3.0 – 4.0 %
Cohumulone: 29 – 35 % of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.7 – 2.7 ml/100g
Myrcene: 35 – 40 % of total oil
Humulene: 18 – 23 % of total oil
Caryophyllene: 9 – 11 % of total oil
Farnesene: < 1 % of total oil
All hops listed are by the pound (lb.)