Challenger (US) hop Pellets
Released to the public in 1972, Challenger hops were developed at Wye College from varieties Northern Brewer and German Zattler. It accounted for a significant percentage of the hops grown in the UK during the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Challenger features decent bitterness and a floral aroma and as such are considered fine for bittering or for dry hopping. Its flavor is smooth with balanced floral characteristics, some citrus and a dash of spice.
Aroma: Smooth bittering, rich, fruity, gooseberry and white-wine flavors
Alpha Acid: 6.5 - 9.0%
Beta Acid: 3.2 - 4.5%
Total Oil: 1 - 1.7 mL/100g
Possible substitutions: US Perle, Northern Brewer, Admiral