Chinook was developed by the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Washington State and released in 1985 as a high alpha acids variety. This cultivar takes its name from a Native American tribe indigenous to the region around Washington. The female parent is one of the English Goldings. In its raw state, this hop has a herbal, almost smoky character which is reminiscent of tarragon, juniper, basil and lavender. It is held together with well-balanced citrus and sweet fruit notes, including grapefruit, orange, kiwi and passion fruit.
Cross between Petham Golding and USDA selected male with high alpha.
Typical Analytical Range
- CULTIVATION AREA United States
- ALPHA-ACIDS* 11.5 – 15 %
- TOTAL OIL 1 – 2.5 ml/100g
- MYRCENE 20 – 30 %
- CARYOPHYLLENE (% OF TOTAL OIL) 9 – 11 %
- FARNESEN (% OF TOTAL OIL) up to 1%
- LINALOOL 0.3 – 0.5 %
- GERANIOL (% OF TOTAL OIL) 0.7 – 1 %
*Alpha acids are determined by conductometric titration (EBC 7.4) in Europe, by spectrophotometry (ASBC Hops-6) in the USA. Oil composition is determined by gas chromatography (ASBC Hops-17, EBC 7.12).
All values represent the medium range of the last 4 years. Be aware that specifically the alpha and oil values can vary in a broad range depending on the relevant crop year.
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