Northdown

Use in brewing

An excellent all round hop in the dual-purpose bracket with good alpha and aroma properties. Very popular used either on its own or in conjunction with an aroma variety. A slightly richer flavour than Challenger although quite similar in many other ways.

Substitutions

Challenger, Northern Brewer

Origin/History

Northdown was released by Wye College in 1970; it is a seedling of Northern Brewer, crossed with a Downy mildew-resistant male. It is an “aunt” of Challenger and Target. It provides cheaper alpha acid than many traditional varieties, while having excellent flavour properties

Agronomics

Northdown is a high yielding dual-purpose variety that is grown primarily in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. It has good resistance to Downy Mildew but is susceptible to Powdery Mildew and Verticillium Wilt.

Storage

Very Good

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Additional Information

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Characteristics

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Alpha Acid

Beta Acid

Cohumulone

Oil Composition

Myrcene: 25%, Humulene: 37%, Farnesene: <1%

Total Oil

Flavour Intensity