Hop Variety Data Sheet

Northdown

Aroma Evaluation
Rated by the smell of raw Hops on a 0-5 Scale
Visual Evaluation
Hop Cone
Hop Leaf


Aroma Specification
spicy, floral, pine
Genetic Origin
Bred at Wye College from a Northern Brewer and a downy mildew-resistant male cross; closely related to both Target and Challenger; released for commercial planting in the early 1970's.
Agronomic Aspects
Growing
Yield (kg/ha) 1,500 - 1,750
Maturity Medium Early
Main Growing Country UK
Resistance against Diseases
Wilt diseases Susceptible
Downy mildew Tolerant
Powdery mildew Susceptible
Chemical Ingredients
Bitter Components
Alpha-Acid % 6.0 - 10.0
Beta-Acid % 4.5 - 6.5
Co-Humulone % rel. 30 - 32
Hard Resins : Alpha-Acid 0.51 - 0.62
Polyphenoles
Xanthohumol (EBC 7.7) 0.3 - 0.4
Aroma Components
Total Oils (ml/100g) 1.2 - 2.2
Beta-Caryophyllene: Humulene 0.30
Farnesene % of total Oil 1.00 - 2.00
Hop Alternatives
Brewhouse
Challenger, Northern Brewer, Admiral
Dry Hopping
Challenger, Northern Brewer, Admiral

Cones on the Vine
Hop Photos




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