African Queen (RSA)

These South African hops have been highly controlled and priced exorbitantly high due to exclusivity (2018).


Daylight neutral hop. Works well with all hop-forward beers. Also works well with Brettanomyces beers and subtle blended beers such as those with coffee, fruit, and spices.

Pedigree: A diploid seedling selected from a cross between 91J7/25 and an SA male 94US2/118
Aroma: Dank, blueberries, stone fruit, black currant, gooseberries, bubble gum, lemongrass, watermelon and chilies
Typical beer styles: American and Belgian styles, modern IPAs, porters and stouts

Brewing values
Brewing Usage Dual Purpose
Alpha Acid 10 - 17%
Beta Acid 4 - 6%
Co-humulone 22 - 27%
Total Oil 0.7 - 1.5 mL/100g

Possible substitutions