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

10 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

Excellent variety by any standard. Easy to grow (I grow all my hops) and good for both bittering and aroma. What some don't know is that this variety makes a fine low-gravity ale (as an English-style bitter) as well as the IPA style.

Gerry | Mar 18th, 2017

This hop is great for DIY brewers. Plant it in your back yard and it will grow and take over everything! I live in Washington and my last harvest on one plant yielded 20lb!

Great and easy to grow hop.

Josh | Jul 23rd, 2017

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