A Bittering hop


United States

aroma profile: Floral, Fruity

Developed by Hopsteiner Breeding Company and released in 2006, Bravo is a second generation super-alpha variety. It is an excellent bittering variety but showcases pleasant fruit and sweet floral aroma characteristics too.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include orange, vanilla and floral.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

2.3-3.5 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    15 - 18%
  • Beta Acid
    3.5 - 5.5%
  • Co-humulone
    28 - 35%
  • Total Oil
    2.3 - 3.5 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.8 - 1% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    55 - 60% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.4 - 0.6% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    6 - 8% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    8 - 11% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.7 - 0.9% of total oil

4 Brewer Reviews

I used this with other west coast hops in a high alcohol IPA that needed significant bittering. The bravo did the trick really well but I also think it is underrated as an aroma hop so used it late in the boil to great effect. I am tempted to use this early + late in the boil and even dry hopping, but then I do love this aroma as much as amarillo etc. No harm in going full on with this as aroma hop - my brew was one of my best.

John | Jul 5th, 2016

I made a SMaSH pale ale with this hop and dry hopped it with about 2.5lbs of hop pellets per bbl. I can attest to the previous mentioned. It has a flowery orange aroma. It set in a brite tank for a couple of weeks and started getting some tropical notes as well.

Adam | Aug 24th, 2016

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