Released in 1985 as a high alpha bittering variety, Chinook is a cross between Petham Golding and a USDA male. In recent years, it has found favor as a dual purpose hop in the craft brewing community as a result of its spice and pine aroma characteristics.
Aroma: Distinct, medium intense spice and pine characteristics, with a subtle hint of grapefruit
Alpha Acids: 11.5-15.0%
Beta Acids: 3.0-4.0%
Possible Subs: Columbus, Northern Brewer, Nugget