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.
Alpha Acid11.5 - 15%
Beta Acid3 - 4%
Co-humulone27 - 31%
Total Oil1 - 2.5 mL/100g
B-Pinene0.3 - 0.5% of total oil
Myrcene20 - 30% of total oil
Linalool0.3 - 0.5% of total oil
Caryophyllene9 - 11% of total oil
Farnesene< 1.0% of total oil
Humulene18 - 24% of total oil
Geraniol0.7 - 1% of total oil
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