Challenger (UK)

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

Pedigree: A granddaughter of Northern Brewer; lineage also includes Northdown
Aroma: Mild to moderate, spicy
Aroma profile: Spicy
Typical beer styles: English-Syle Ale, Porter, Stout, ESB, Bitter Barley Wine, Brown ales

Brewing values
Brewing Usage Dual Purpose
Alpha Acid 5 - 9%
Beta Acid 3.2 - 4.2%
Co-humulone 20 - 25%
Total Oil 1 - 1.5 mL/100g

Possible substitutions