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Chinook is known the world over as being one of the best American craft brewing varieties. Created by crossing a Petham Golding with mysterious ‘USDA 63102M’, it offers spicy and pine aromas with lemon and grapefruit.
Pale Ale, Lager, Porter, Stout, American Ale, American Lager
Lemon, Grapefruit, Pine, Spicy
Developed by the USDA breeding program in Washington State and released in 1985 as a high alpha bittering variety, Chinook is a cross between Petham Golding and a USDA male.
In recent years, it has found favour as a dual-purpose hop in the craft brewing community as a result of its spice and pine aroma characteristics. Chinook is well known the world over as being one of the best American craft brewing hop varieties. I
Chinook was bred in 1974 and following some testing, it was finally released to the brewing world in 1985. Chinook found support from craft brewers as well as mainstream breweries.
Large breweries like Coors were only really interested in Chinook as a bittering hop, however craft brewers loved it for a whole lot more! Its flavours and aroma made a captivating impression on those in the craft brewing world.
Chinook has been one of the top five hops used in America since 2007. In fact, it was probably this popular earlier than that, but the ABA (American Brewer’s Association) only started releasing their Hop Usage Reports in 2007.
Chinook is an excellent dual-hop. It is known and loved around the world for its bittering properties, but there is so much more to Chinook than just bittering. It can be used as an excellent aroma hop too. Basically, Chinook has a characteristic that is perfect for any beer that you want to try and brew. Chinook has been used to brew many different styles of beer over the years, including American lagers, IPAs, American pale ales, American Amber, American stout and loads more.
So whatever type of beer you want to brew, Chinook has a place in it. Whether that is as a bittering hop to take advantage of its smoky bitterness, or as late-stage addition to use its subtle hint of grapefruit and slightly spicy tones. You can use Chinook to create just about any beer, as long as you use it correctly. If you use too much of this hop, the bitterness can become very harsh, so there is a finesse required for any Chinook brew.
Use Chinook in your next brewing recipe, carefully and proudly, knowing that you are crafting a beer that will, most likely, be beloved by everyone that tastes it.
What are Chinook hops good for?
Chinook hops are one of the most popular hops in the world. They are often used for their bittering properties, but they also add a lot of flavour and aroma to beer. Some of the most popular beers that use Chinook hops include Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout.
Chinook hops are a hybrid hop variety that was developed in the United States in the early 1990s. They are a cross between two different hop varieties, Columbus and Petham Golding. Chinook hops are one of the most versatile hops available, and they can be used for both bittering and aroma purposes.
Chinook hops have a strong piney flavour and aroma, which makes them a popular choice for IPAs and other pale ales. They also add a lot of bitterness to beer, which makes them a good choice for stouts and other dark beers.
What is a Citra hop?
Citra hops are a relatively new variety of hops that was bred in the early 2000s in the United States. They are a cross between two other hops, Hallertau Mittelfruh and American Citra, and have quickly become popular for their intense citrus flavour and aroma. Citra hops are often used in IPAs and other hoppy beers, and can also be used in light lagers and pilsners to add a touch of citrusy flavour.
What do Hallertau hops taste like?
Hallertau hops are one of the most popular types of hops in the world. They have a very distinct taste that is often described as being floral or herbal. They are often used in craft beers and are popular among beer enthusiasts.
What do Citra hops taste like?
Citra hops impart a unique flavour and aroma profile that is often described as fruity, tropical, and citrusy. Some of the most common flavours and aromas associated with Citra hops include grapefruit, lemon, orange, tangerine, melon, papaya, and pineapple. These bright, intense flavours can be used to great effect in both pale ales and IPAs, where they can add an extra layer of complexity and refreshment.