Northdown (UK)

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Northdown was developed at Wye College in England in the early 1970’s and was initially bred primarily for its resistance to downy mildew. It is the offspring of Northern Brewer and Challenger  and an aunt to Target.

It is a dual-purpose hop but is particularly good in the early to mid stages of the boil. It is considered slightly higher impacting in flavor than its parent, Challenger. This flavor is considered fresh, flowery and piney with notes of berry and spice.

Characteristics Fresh, flowery, piney, berry and spice
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 7%-10%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 24%-32%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium to large
Cone Density Loose
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 1320-1700 kg/hectare (1180-1520 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.2-2.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 23%-29%
Humulene Oil Composition 37%-45%
Caryophyllene Oil 13%-17%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Challenger, Admiral
Style Guide Blonde Ale