Origin and Description

Phoenix Hops comes from the Wye College in Kent, England. Wye College has produced some excellent varieties including this one, which was taken as a seedling of Yeoman Hops. Phoenix Hops was bred as a replacement for Challenger as it is much more resilient to disease and fungus.

Phoenix Hops is a dual purpose hops variety and has a well rounded character. With an alpha acid content at 8.5%-13.5% this variety can add some gusto to beers needing a hop kick. It is compared to Challenger Hops which has some spice to it. The aroma from Phoenix hops is tempered with an English style about it. The farnesene oil registers in this hops variety at 1.0%-1.4%, which itself is known for aromas such as magnolia flowers, citrusy, green, and woody. These notes are more subdued after blending with the moderate composition of the other essential oils.

Phoenix Hops is a very low yielding plant. The medium size lose to moderate hop cones are harvested early in the season after a weak to moderate growing cycle. Disease resistance is one of Phoenix Hops strong suits. This hops variety does not enjoy a huge demand, but is available on open market.

Phoenix Hops Usage

Phoenix hops has aromatic and bittering qualities.
Phoenix hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.

Phoenix Hops Characteristics

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

Phoenix Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 8.5%-13.5%Phoenix Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 8.5 To 13.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3.3%-5.5%Phoenix Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3.3 To 5.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 24%-33%Phoenix Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 24 To 33 Percent

Phoenix Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Phoenix Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Phoenix Hops
Phoenix Cone SizeMediumPhoenix Hop - Medium Cone Size
Phoenix Cone DensityLoose to ModeratePhoenix Hops - Loose to Moderate Cone Density

Phoenix Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly SeasonPhoenix Hops - Early Season Maturity
YieldYield for Phoenix Hops is Low at 982 - 1562 kg/hectare
Phoenix Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateWeak to Moderate
Phoenix Hops - Weak to Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSusceptible To:
Downy Mildew,
Resistent To:
Verticillium Wilt, Powdery Mildew,
Phoenix Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilityPhoenix Hops maintains 80%-85% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CPhoenix Hops Storability - Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodPhoenix Hops - Good Pickability

Phoenix Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.2-3 mls/100 gramsPhoenix Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.2-3 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition24%-32%Phoenix Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 24-32 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition25%-32%Phoenix Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 25-32 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition8%-11%Phoenix Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 8-11 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition1%-1.4%Phoenix Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 1-1.4 Percent

Phoenix Hops Substitutes

NorthdownNorthdown Hops was designed to be resistant to downy mildew and at the time of its release, in the early 1970's, it was considered on the higher side of the alp...
East Kent GoldingEast Kent Golding Hops belong to the Golding Family of varieties, and is considered a premium hops that is celebrated in the U.K. and the U.S. Kent is a Region...
ChallengerChallenger Hops has popularity in England, and was bred at Wye College using Northern Brewer and a German variety in 1961. It is a dual use hops with a moderat...

Common Beer Styles for Phoenix Hops

    Beer Style
    India Pale Ale
    Golden Ale
    Triple India Pale Ale
    English Ale
    Extra Special Bitter (ESB)

    Phoenix Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Right Brain Brewery
    Alice Unfettered IPA
    Mersea Island Brewery
    Yo Boy
    Fox Brewery
    Heacham Gold
    Fox Brewery
    Drop of Real Norfolk
    Real Ale Brewing Company
    Phoenixx Double Extra Special Bitter
    Whitewater Brewery
    Brew Moon
    Enville Brewery
    Phoenix India Pale Ale