We’re excited that Chinook hops are now grown on British farms. It is a reasonably hardy hop, perfect for the British weather and is in short supply due to its popularity. It provides a mix of spicy, grapefruit, pine and pineapple aromas to your beer. If you are considering this hop for your next creation, we urge you to get it as quickly as you can to avoid disappointment!
Chinook is a dual purpose hop that is good for the beginning of the boil but really shines in the middle. This hop is excellent for American-style craft beers including pale ales and IPAs, however, this lovely little hop also lends itself to seasonal ales, stouts, porters and barley wines. It does have a hefty and distinctive aroma with a lovely spicy bouquet that many craft brew fans can recognise instantly. There are also some beautiful tones of herbs and pine in a fresh batch.
All of this adds up to a craft brewer’s dream hop! It is wonderfully versatile and creates some stunning beers. It is also a joy to brew with. The fact that it can be added into any part of the boil and bring a fresh and exciting taste is a thing of much amazement. Craft brewers continue to use Chinook because they can craft many fantastic tasting beers from one hop just by changing their timings.
- Alpha Acids: 8-13%
- Beta Acids: 3-4%
- Aroma Profile: Pineapple, Grapefruit, Pine, Spicy