US Yakima Chief
Nugget hops are a high alpha hop variety bred in the US that provides versatility of use throughout the brewing process, although is most widely known for its bittering properties. Often paired with Citra to provide balance, Nugget has long been a favourite among US brewers.
IPA, NEIPAs, Pale Ales, Stouts, Saison
Citrus, Stone Fruit, Tropical, Woody
Bred in 1970 by the USDA breeding program in Oregon and released in 1983, Nugget hops are a high alpha cultivar that is gaining some acceptance with brewers as a dual-purpose variety sometimes being used as a backdrop to stronger floral and citrus hops. However, it is most commonly used for bittering.
Nugget is fairly disease resistant and stores well so is a reliable option for lots of brewers. Its lineage includes Brewer’s Gold, Canterbury Golding and Early Green.