Breeding/Development: Washington, USA. Developed by the USDA breeding program and released in 1985 as a high-alpha variety, Chinook eventually found traction among craft brewers as a unique aroma and flavor hop. Its ancestry includes Petham Golding and USDA 63012.
Brewing Application: Dual purpose. Thanks to its high alpha content and moderate cohumulone, Chinook delivers potent, smooth bitterness but also contributes specific pine notes highly desirable in an IPA dry hop.
Hop Size8 oz Alpha Acid Range %11.0 – 14.0
Beta Acid Range %3.0 – 4.0
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha29 – 35 Total Oil mL/100 g1.7 – 2.7