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(General AA range 13.5-17%) A versatile dual purpose hop widely used for early and late kettle additions. Challenger will generally contribute spicy, cedar, and green tea character. As a late addition, it can also provide crisp, fruity flavors. This is a granddaughter of Northern Brewer, with lineage also including Target and Northdown.
Alpha Acids: 6.5 – 9.0%
Beta Acids: 3.2 – 4.2%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.5 - 2.8
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 20 – 25%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.0 – 1.5
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20° C) 70 - 85%
Similar Hop Varieties: Perle, Northern Brewer