A dual purpose hop combining moderate alpha acid levels with a good kettle hop aroma. Extremely versatile; widely used for both early and late kettle hopping.
Development: A granddaughter of Northern Brewer; lineage also includes Northdown.
Usage: Dual purpose
Aroma: Mild to moderate, spicy
Alpha Acids: 5.0 — 9.0%
Beta Acids: 3.2 — 4.2%
Co-Humulone: 20 — 25% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.0 — 1.5 mls/100g
Substitutions: US or German Perle, Northern Brewer
Typical Beer Styles: English-style Ale, Porter, Stout, ESB, Bitter, Barley Wine, Brown ales
|Hops Format||Pellet Hops|
|Country of Origin||Britain|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Good hop smell, and taste. It adds a nice spicey and floral flavor .
I like the taste and aroma of Challenger, more so than some of the other popular hops. recently I've been adding it during sparging, doing a first wort hopping, to get all the flavor.
I like to use these as a bittering hop in my porter. Has a nice clean addition to brews.
I ran out of perle when I was making an ale, and needed a sub NOW. My buddy brought over a few ounces of this hop. My beer turned out rather well. A little less bitter but the same great flavor. Needless to say I stocked up.
I like the taste of Challenger hops in my English beers. I also dry hop with them for an additional aroma.