Chinook Hops (Pellets)

Chinook Hops (Pellets)

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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 West Coast style IPAs. Distinct, medium intensity spice and pine characteristics with subtle notes of grapefruit. Some consider the bittering quality of this hop to be a bit rough because it has a lingering quality. On the other hand, 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
Similar Hop Varieties: Northern Brewer, Columbus, Nugget

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Darrell B on Mar 4, 2023
A recipe I plan to repeatedly brew
Shane M on Jan 16, 2023
Darrell B on Mar 4, 2023
in recipe
Bob L on Jan 23, 2023
A recipe I plan to repeatedly brew
Shane M on Jan 16, 2023
Style availability
Brian K on Dec 29, 2022
Wayne H on Dec 5, 2022
Michael E on Nov 11, 2022
Andrew S on Nov 10, 2022
to make beer
Francisco C on Nov 3, 2022
MIchael F on Oct 28, 2022
recipe i built
Joseph V on Oct 27, 2022
was part of a recipie I found in a book.
Luke M on Oct 14, 2022
was part of a recipie I found in a book.
Luke M on Oct 14, 2022
Great hops for all types of IPAs
William on Sep 20, 2022
for the beer
Dean on Sep 1, 2022
1st time try
Farhad R on Sep 1, 2022
For dry hopping
Patti S on Aug 6, 2022
its what I wanted
Adam Q on Aug 6, 2022
Donald E on Aug 2, 2022
Substance clone
gregory m on Jul 20, 2022
Citrus just right for my taste
Larry F on Jul 19, 2022
Classic West coast, dank with grapefruit notes.
Jan DiVincenzo on Jul 14, 2022
my go to
Ernesto T on Jun 14, 2022
favorite pale ale hops
:Jeff W. on May 25, 2022
For David Heath's Cold IPA
Derek E on May 20, 2022
John W on May 18, 2022
jeffery o on May 4, 2022
To make beer
Joel R on May 3, 2022
trying again, haven't used in a while
james w van d on Mar 23, 2022
making thing hoppy
Matthew T on Mar 18, 2022
1 gal batch of beer I’m making
Rasheeda S on Mar 18, 2022
Regular part of my APA hop blends
Mike F on Mar 3, 2022
it goes in beer
Raymond W on Feb 23, 2022
consistent awesome product
Paul J on Feb 18, 2022
It is my absolute favorite for Am Pale Ale
:Jeff W. on Feb 2, 2022
Brewing Alaska Smoked Porter clone
Danny T H on Jan 29, 2022
Bissell's The Substance Close
James M on Jan 22, 2022
making 5 gallons double chocolate stout-subs for northern brewer yeast
Leland P on Jan 10, 2022
Imperial Red
Mark A on Jan 6, 2022
Chinook Good price
Trevor M on Dec 1, 2021
Dry Hopping
James G on Nov 11, 2021
Need it for a recipe.
mortfrom on Nov 2, 2021
nathan s on Oct 27, 2021
specific recipe
Gary P on Oct 10, 2021
A good versatile hop for the price.
Cindy C on Sep 27, 2021
Price was right
Jim B on Sep 24, 2021
Chris K on Sep 10, 2021
Use in my favorite IPA recipe.
Larry Davidson on Sep 2, 2021
I use Cascade in all of my APA's and IPA's
Lester House on Aug 26, 2021
Good hop and at a great price
Brian Sweetland on Jul 28, 2021
favorite hop
Bruce D on Jul 21, 2021
in recipe
Bob L on Jan 23, 2023
Style availability
Brian K on Dec 29, 2022

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Rated 4 out of 5
Decent quality, a bit more spicy than pine and citrus. The product is well pelletized and the packaging is great.
October 4, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great hops at a great price
Chinook pellet hops are one of my favorites, especially at this low price.
October 27, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Hops for APA and IPA
This is one of my standard hops for APA and IPA
May 19, 2021
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great price and smelled fantastic
fantastic price on a pound of these piney citrusy hops
October 27, 2020
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Pineapple and dank
Made a SMaSH NEIPA and it was a pineapple juice bomb for the first week, was so delicious. Then it faded into the dank smell that Chinook is known for. Still good, but I prefer the fresh pineapple flavor than the dank weed flavor and smell that lingers after it’s 2 weeks old
August 23, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Always need hops!
Great hop for making great beers!
June 24, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
Fresh Chinook Hops in an O2 barrier bag. Love the C's.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 3 out of 5
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