Chinook is a very distinctive dual-purpose hop used in Ales for both bittering and flavor/aroma. Used a lot in IPA's. Distinct, medium intensity spice and pine characteristics with subtle notes of grapefruit. Some consider the bittering quality of this hop is a bit rough because it lingers in your mouth after swallowing. However, some brewers can't get enough. The flavor/aroma is spicy and unique, with a huge following of loyal fans.
Alpha Acids: 12.0 – 14.0%
Beta Acids: 3.0 – 4.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 3.0 - 4.67
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 29 – 34%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.5 – 2.5
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 65 - 70%
Similar Hop Varieties: Northern Brewer, Columbus, Nugget