US Yakima Chief

Nugget

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.

Suitable for

IPA, NEIPAs, Pale Ales, Stouts, Saison

Aroma Profile

Citrus, Stone Fruit, Tropical, Woody

Alpha Acid
13-16%
Storage

Stored at 0-2 °C


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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.

Additional information

Weight5 kg
Form

Pellet

Year

2021

Aroma ProfileCitrus, Stone Fruit, Tropical, Woody
Alpha Acid13-16%
Beta Acid4-5.5%
Flavour Intensity (Out of 10)6
Yield (Out of 10)
Disease Tolerance (Out of 10)
Total Oil Composition1-3%
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