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A Dual Purpose hop


United States

aroma profile: Citrus, Spicy, Pine

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.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

1-2.5 mL/100g
  • 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

6 Brewer Reviews

Amazing hop, i love the flavor

Pablo | Mar 16th, 2016

Great hop! Went very well with a refreshing Lemon and Elderflower style ale

The Big Lebrewski | Jun 9th, 2016

Very tasty hop. Brewed with bright malt resulted in the perfect summer beer.

Dave Paleface | Jun 18th, 2016

This hop is one of my all-time favorites. Its aroma and flavor is distinctive grapefruit and pine and it adds a resiny bitterness that gives edge to any IPA. I like using it in combination with other hops, particularly as a bittering addition, but all I can say is that this hop just wants to become IPA.

Steve | Aug 9th, 2016

We grow and love this hop. Its my favorite bittering hop ever.

Eric koll | Sep 16th, 2016

Gotta love the Chinooks. They work great in dark beers too!

Kevin | Oct 22nd, 2016

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