Origin and Description
Nugget Hops was released in 1982 by the U.S.D.A and is a cross between Brewers Gold and a high alpha acid male. Nugget Hops is the mother of Millenium Hops and ranks second for the amount grown Oregon and by 1991 had taken over 14.1% of U.S. hop production. Wow.
Nugget Hops has an acute bitterness from its 9.5%-14.0% alpha acid content. It provides the umph in many beer styles that require the hop jolt including imperial style ales. Its a dual use hops that has green, herbal aroma. It has a relatively low co-humulone oil content. The myrcene oil is on the high side, which helps provide some of the woody tones.
Nugget is an extremely popular hops for brewing. It was bred partly for its storage capacity, and holds 70%-80% of its alpha acid content after 6 months storage at 20 degrees celsius. The moderately long compact cones are harvested mid season. Nugget is moderately resistant to the plagues of the region including Prunus Necrotic Ring-Spot Virus, Downy Mildew, and Powdery Mildew.
Nugget Hops Usage
Nugget hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
Nugget Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for nugget hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Nugget Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||9.5%-14%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.2%-5.8%|
Nugget Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Nugget Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Nugget Cone Size||Medium to Large|
|Nugget Cone Density||Compact|
Nugget Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Nugget Hops is Low to Moderate at 1700 - 2200 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
Prunus Necrotic Ring-Spot Virus,Downy Mildew,Powdery Mildew,
|Storability||Nugget Hops maintains 70%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Nugget Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.5-3 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||48%-59%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||12%-22%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||7%-10%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Nugget Hops Substitutes
|Galena||Galena Hops was part of an Idaho breeding program in 1978 that involved the cross between Brewers Gold...|
|Columbus||Columbus Hops is one of the Three C, including Centennial and C...|
|Tomahawk||Tomahawk Hops is part of the CTZ tribe....(Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus). ...|
|Zeus||Zeus Hops, although genetically different, gets shuffled into the CTZ group of Hops. CTZ stands for Columbus, ...|
|Hallertauer Magnum||Hallertaur Magnum is an example to the rest of the hops world that aroma isn't everything. The Hops Research Institute in Hull, Germany produced this variety t...|
|Target||Target Hops was bred at the Hop Research Institute at Wye College in England and was released in 1992, This variety is a cross between the following: (|
Common Beer Styles for Nugget Hops
|India Pale Ale|
|Extra Special Bitter (ESB)|
|American Pale Ale|
|Imperial India Pale Ale|
|Extra Pale Ale|