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
- Details & Instructions
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
6 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
- Customer Q&A