Origin and Description

Bravo Hops is a super alpha new-comer to the world of brewing. Roger Jeske used open pollination techniques during 2000, using Zues hops, and this Powdery Mildew resistant variety came to life.

Bravo Hops is makes an excellent bittering hops in brewing beer with an alpha acid rating of 14%-17%. It is also known for its fruit and floral aroma, making it ideal for American Style Pale Ales, or India Pale Ales. Bravo is going to work well with Imperial Reds as well, or any beer needing some kick to it.

Bravo hops is also a very high yielding plant at 2700-3100 lbs./acre. It also has decent storage capabilities. If you have not tried Bravo yet in your homebrew or commercial beer, get your hands on some and give it a try...

Bravo Hops Usage

Bravo hops has bittering qualities.
Bravo hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.

Bravo Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for bravo hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Bravo Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 14%-17%Bravo Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 14 To 17 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3%-4%Bravo Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3 To 4 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 29%-34%Bravo Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 29 To 34 Percent

Bravo Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Bravo Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Bravo Hops
Bravo Cone SizeMediumBravo Hop - Medium Cone Size
Bravo Cone DensityModerate to CompactBravo Hops - Moderate to Compact Cone Density

Bravo Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityLate SeasonBravo Hops - Late Season Maturity
YieldYield for Bravo Hops is High at 2700 - 3100 kg/hectare
Bravo Hops - High Crop Yields
Growth RateVigorous
Bravo Hops - Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSusceptible To:
Downy Mildew,
Resistent To:
Powdery Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,
Bravo Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilityBravo Hops maintains 70%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CBravo Hops Storability - Moderate to Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodBravo Hops - Good Pickability

Bravo Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.6-2.4 mls/100 gramsBravo Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.6-2.4 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition25%-50%Bravo Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 25-50 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition18%-20%Bravo Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 18-20 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition10%-12%Bravo Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 10-12 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Bravo Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Bravo Hops Substitutes


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Common Beer Styles for Bravo Hops

    Beer Style
    India Pale Ale
    Imperial India Pale Ale
    Barley Wine
    Pale Ale

    Bravo Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Rubicon Brewing Company
    Hop Sauce
    El Toro Brewing Company
    Bravo 500 Barley Wine
    Free State Brewing Company
    Prarie Pale Ale
    Firestone Walker
    Anderson Valley Brewing Company
    Extra Special Bitter
    Russian River Brewing Company
    American India Pale Ale
    Wild Rose Brewery
    Wile Rose Imperial IPA
    Karl Strauss Brewing Company
    Pin Tail Pale Ale