DetailsA high alpha hop with an acceptable aroma profile. Increasingly popular among craft brewers; released in 1985.
Development: Cross between Petham Golding and a high alpha USDA male.
Usage: Dual purpose
Aroma: Medium intensity, spicy, piney and distinct with subtle tones of grapefruit
Alpha Acids: 12.0 — 14.0%
Beta Acids: 3.0 — 4.0%
Co-Humulone: 29 — 34% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.5 — 2.5 mls/100g
Substitutions: Nugget, Columbus, Northern Brewer
Typical Beer Styles: US-style Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Porter, Lager
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Alpha Acid (Average %) 12.0 — 14.0% Type Pellet Typical Usage Multi Purpose Co-Humulone (%) 29 — 34% of alpha acids Total Oil (ml/100g hops) 1.5 — 2.5 mls/100g Substitutions Nugget, Columbus, Northern Brewer
5.0 / 5.021 ReviewsExcellent hopsWork great in an ipa, worked awesome as an add on to beer simply beer ipaNovember 16, 2017Purchased
10 months agoBitteringGreat bittering hop. Very high alpha acid hop that can add 50-60 IBUs if boiled for 60 minutes or more.November 29, 2012Great in IPAsIts slightly spicy and fairly piney. I have used it at different times an aroma, a flavor, and a bittering hop. I use it in IPAs, but may try it in a Pale ale at some point. I like the taste, but its different from many other hops.December 3, 2012Almost like a stronger cascadeChinook is an excellent bittering hop with some aroma properties. It blends very well with Cascade due to the piney citrus scent._x000D__x000D_Chinook was introduced in 1985 by the USDA; it has been a microbrewers friend since then. It's an excellent hop for IPAs, Stouts, Winter beers, anything that can benefit from moderate to heavy bittering.January 9, 2013Love it for IPAsNot everyone is a fan of the piney nature of Chinook but I dig it. I think it is a great bittering hop for IPAs with a high AA% and I like adding it towards the end of the boil as well when paired with some citrusy hops that compliment this well. Overall I really like this hop and it's fun to say so it's hard to go wrong with it.January 16, 2013Great US hi-alpha hopChinook is great for layering in American IPAs especially as a bittering addition. Usually the heaviest hitter AAU-wise of the C-hops but still makes a fine late-hop addition for styles where the hop presence shouldn't be subtle or subdued.February 23, 2013Great pine flavorReally nice bittering hop that also has a smooth pine flavor.March 2, 2013FavoriteTook the place of Cascade as my favorite hop. Rare that I make a beer without this one and rare, too, that I'll ever find a hop with so much versatility.March 12, 2013awesomeI just made my first IPA and Chinook was my bittering hops. They have a high AAU and impart awesome bitterness profile to the beer. Midwest dis a great job of packaging (great vacuum seal).March 13, 2013The wonder of Bitting and AromaIf your looking for a hops to take your breath away this is the one. I use in my strong ale to help off set the taste of alcohol. Its Lasting bitterness and flavor make it a staple in my high gravity beers.March 20, 2013
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