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    Challenger

    Spicy, Cedar, Green Tea

    Flavour/Aroma

    A spicy, cedar, green tea aroma with sweet floral flavour notes.

    Bittering Characteristics

    As a bittering hop it provides a refreshing, full-bodied rounded bitterness and as a late hop, it gives a very crisp and fruity character.

    Alpha
    6.5 - 9.0%
    Beta
    3.2 - 4.2%
    Cohumulone
    20 - 25%
    TotalOils
    1.0 - 1.5%
    Myrcene
    30%
    Humulene
    25%
    Farnesene
    1%

    About Challenger

    Challenger is an excellent all-round hop, which has proved extremely popular.

    The Breeding Of Challenger

    Challenger was released in 1972 by Wye College in the UK. Its Aunt is Northdown and its Grandmother is Northern Brewer.  It is a tall hop with good resistance to downy mildew but it is susceptible to powdery mildew and wilt. It has good growing characteristics, long slender cones and is high yielding. Its storage stability is good.