Chinook was developed by the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Washington State and released in 1985 as a high alpha acids variety. Chinook takes its name from a Native American tribe indigenous to the region around Washington. Chinook pedigree is a cross between Petham Golding and a high alpha USDA male.
- Type 90 Pellets 250g
- Dual Purpose Hop – Bittering & Aroma
Medium intense, spicy, piney, distinctive grapefruit
- Alpha-Acids: 12.0 – 14.0 %
- Cohumulone: 29 – 35 % of alpha acids
- Beta-acids: 3.0 – 4.0 %
- Total Oil: 1.7 – 2.7 ml/100g
- Myrcene: 35 – 40 % of total oil
- Humulene: 18 – 23 % of total oil
- Caryophyllene: 9 – 11 % of total oil
- Farnesene: < 1.0 % of total oil
Typical Beer Style Uses:
- American style Pale Ales
General Trade Perception
Increasingly popular among craft brewers Chinook has distinct, medium intensity spice and pine characteristics with subtle notes of grapefruit widely used in American style Pale Ales.