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Chinook hops are a very distinctive dual-purpose hop used in Ales for both bittering and flavor/aroma. Chinook hops are commonly used 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.

Hop Statistics
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

Flavor and AromaCitrus, Spicy, Piney
Alpha AcidsAverage
UseDual Purpose
Total Oil ContentAverage
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Great Fresh Hops
David T D on Aug 16, 2018
To use for a Stone IPA clone
Joseph K on Jul 14, 2018
Great Fresh Hops
David T D on Aug 16, 2018
Hops are great, Chinook is great
Geoffrey N on Aug 9, 2018
To use for a Stone IPA clone
Joseph K on Jul 14, 2018
Scott B on May 31, 2018
Need it for a Double Bastard Clone
Lester H on May 21, 2018
Great IPA hop at a great price
Bill L on Apr 6, 2018
Hop will be used in local CloudBurst IPA clone.
ROBERT FAWBUSH on Feb 26, 2018
Great bittering hop
Jerry S on Jan 23, 2018
Hops are great, Chinook is great
Geoffrey N on Aug 9, 2018
Scott B on May 31, 2018

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favorite late hop
Great pineapple - tropical fruit flavors and citrus with late hop additions. Unappreciated for late hop additions IMO. One of my favorites.
September 24, 2014
Fresh Chinook Hops in an O2 barrier bag. Love the C's.
May 3, 2014
only for first additions IMO
never took to this hop in late additions but great for first additions
May 27, 2013
Hooray for IPA!
This is the flavor hop in my recipe that won a gold medal at Hangar 24's Homebrew Competition. Great pine flavor.
May 22, 2013
Normally Great Flavor, But Can Produce Odd Flavor
I routinely use this hop in IPAs, but I've noticed that it can lend a dirty/dusty flavor when used in abundance (especially late in kettle or dry hop).

For piney/resiney flavors, I prefer to cut the total charge of Chinook with Apollo and/or Columbus.
May 16, 2013
I prefer the packaging that morebeer uses over other suppliers. Never had a quality issue with hops from them.
May 15, 2013
Surprised by this hops versatility
Used chinook as a dry hop in my secondary when attempting a Sierra Nevada Celebration clone and was pleasantly surprised by its fantastic aroma. Also makes a great bittering hop but use it judiciously.
May 13, 2013
One of my favorites
I love me some Chinook. Too, the Chinook from MoreBeer is excellent: Piney, citrus, grapefruit, & other American qualities really shine in Chinook.
May 8, 2013