Chinook was developed by the USDA breeding program in Washington State and released in 1985 as a high alpha bittering variety, Chinook is a cross between Petham Golding and a USDA male. In recent years, it has found favor as a dual purpose hop in the craft brewing community as a result of its spice and pine aroma characteristics.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include grapefruit, spice, and pine.
Possible substitutions include Brewers Gold, Columbus, Galena, Nugget, Northern Brewer, Eroica
|Alpha Acid||11.5 - 15%|
|Beta Acid||3 - 4%|
|Co-humulone||27 - 31%|
|Total Oil||1 - 2.5 mL/100g|
|B-Pinene||0.3 - 0.5% of total oil|
|Myrcene||20 - 30% of total oil|
|Linalool||0.3 - 0.5% of total oil|
|Caryophyllene||9 - 11% of total oil|
|Farnesene||< 1.0% of total oil|
|Humulene||18 - 24% of total oil|
|Geraniol||0.7 - 1% of total oil|