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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.

Their flavor is considered fresh, flowery and piney with notes of berry and spice.

Alpha Acid 6 - 10%
Beta Acid 4.5 - 6.5%
Co-humulone 30 - 32%
Total Oil 1.2 - 2.2mL/100g
Myrcene 25% of total oil
Humulene 37% of total oil
Farnesene 1 - 2% of total oil


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