Hop Plant Variety: Chinook

Chinook was developed by the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Washington State and released in 1985 as a high alpha variety. It has a highly acceptable beer aroma profile with smooth bitterness and full flavor.


Alpha Acids: 12-14%

Beta: 3-4%

Yield #’s / acre: 1,700 – 2,100

Purpose: Dual

Co-Humulone:  29-34%

Seasonal Maturity: Mid to late

Growth Rate: Moderate to High

Cone Size: Medium

Cone Density: Compact

Sidearm Length: 24-40’

Resistant to:  Moderately to Downy Mildew

Susceptible to: 

Style Guide: Winter Ale, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager, Barley Wine, IPA’s

Aroma: Citrus, Spicy, Pine

Substitutes: Galena, Eroica, Nugget, Bullion, Columbus, Northern Brewer, Target


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