A Dual Purpose hop


United Kingdom

aroma profile: Fruity

Often compared to UK Target, Pilgrim performs well as a replacement for high alpha or dual purpose hops.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include distinct fruit and spice characteristics with pleasant lemon, grapefruit, pear and berry flavors.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

1.2-2.4 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    9 - 13%
  • Beta Acid
    4.3 - 5%
  • Co-humulone
    36 - 38%
  • Total Oil
    1.2 - 2.4 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    29 - 31% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    7 - 8% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    16.9 - 17.1% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

3 Brewer Reviews


Combined Pilgrim with Aramis in a British golden ale. Used in sparge (FWH) and two late additions: one at flame out and one 10 mins before flame out. Dry-hopped with Aramis. My goal was to produce a light English ale that featured hop flavor and aroma. Fermented with Chico yeast. The finished beer was spicy and woody (as one might expect from the Aramis.) But the Pilgrim added a surprising amount of fruit aroma and flavor. I would describe it as more like pear or gooseberry. Surprised that a UK variety could produce such flavors. Pleasant but not overpowering.

David | Aug 29th, 2016

Used pilgrim in combination with Citra and Eukanot in an neipa. Definitely rounded out the tropical/citrus/piney flavors and added pleasant berry notes in flavor and aroma. Used at F/O and dry hopping

Joseph | Aug 12th, 2017

Used Pilgrim as the bittering hop, then East Kent Goldings at 20 min and flame out. Very rounded and pleasant bitter notes on the palate. Rated by my peers as one of my best. "Delicious" said a winemaker friend!

Peter | Oct 31st, 2017

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