Released to the public in 1972, Challenger hops were developed at Wye College from varieties Northern Brewer and German Zattler. It accounted for a significant percentage of the hops grown in the UK during the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Challenger features decent bitterness and a floral aroma and as such are considered fine for bittering or for dry hopping. Its flavor is smooth with balanced floral characteristics, some citrus and a dash of spice.
|Also Known As||Wye Challenger|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Substitutes||Perle, Northern Brewer|
|Styles||Golden Ale, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout|