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Challenger (UK)

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We've purchased this hop in bulk and have lovingly vacuumed sealed it for you, to retain maximum flavour and aroma, PLUS bring you the best price. All our hops are kept refrigerated before you buy them.


Granddaughter of Northern Brewer, lineage also includes Northdown and Target

Brewing Usage

Dual Purpose


Cedar, green tea and sweet floral characteristics (as a late addition, it can provide crisp, fruity flavors)

Possible Substitutions

Typical Beer Styles

  • English-style Ale

Additional Information

Bred at Wye College and released in 1972 for commercial planting

Photo Credit Barth-Haas Group

Alpha Acids

6.5 - 9.0%

Beta Acids

3.2 - 4.2%


20 - 25%

Total Oil

1.0 - 1.5 mL / 100g


~30% of total oil


~25% of total oil


~6.5% of total oil


< 1% of total oil

General Trade Perception

A versatile hop, widely used for both early and late kettle additions

Current alpha acid 7.3%

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