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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA (USDA)
Noble: No
Uses: bittering
Beer styles: Stout, Porter
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 12-14 %
Beta Acids: 3-4 %
Cohumulone: 29-35 %
Myrcene: 35-40 %
Humulene: 18-25 %
Caryophyllene: 9-11 %
Farnesene: less than 1 %
Total Oil: 0.7-2.7 (sources vary) %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

65-70 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: high
Harvest: mid to late season

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

Released in 1985, Chinook is a strong bittering hop derived from Petham Golding, one of the English Golding hops. It is used in stouts and porters for its heavy spicy aroma.