Origin and Description

Pride of Kent Hops is now a relic, mostly only mentioned for the fact that is the mother of Pride of Ringwood. At the time however, Pride of Kent was bred from Brewers Gold and open pollination at Wye College in Kent.

Pride of Kent Hops is considered a bittering hops with an alpha acid content of 8.0%-11.0% (When grown in the U.S.). It also carries a favorable aroma described as continental, likely meaning English-like.

,p> Although Pride of Kent is a low yielding hops variety, it has some good resistance to Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, and Verticillium Wilt. You could say that Pride of Kent made its mark on the world with its offspring of Pride of Ringwood, as it is a very celebrated variety in Australia.

Pride of Kent Hops Usage

Pride of Kent hops has bittering qualities.
Pride of Kent hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.

Pride of Kent Hops Characteristics

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

Pride of Kent Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 8%-11%Pride of Kent Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 8 To 11 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 6%-8%Pride of Kent Hops Beta Acid Composition - 6 To 8 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 35%-35%Pride of Kent Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 35 To 35 Percent

Pride of Kent Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Pride of Kent Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Pride of Kent Hops

Pride of Kent Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid SeasonPride of Kent Hops - Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Pride of Kent Hops is Low at 900 - 1400 kg/hectare
Pride of Kent Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Pride of Kent Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests
Resistent To:
Downy Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,Powdery Mildew,
Pride of Kent Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilityPride of Kent Hops maintains 42%-42% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CPride of Kent Hops Storability - Poor to Moderate
Ease of HarvestUnknownUnknown

Pride of Kent Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition2.32-2.32 mls/100 gramsPride of Kent Hops - Total Oil Compensation 2.32-2.32 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition69.8%-69.8%Pride of Kent Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 69.8-69.8 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition9.4%-9.4%Pride of Kent Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 9.4-9.4 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition3.4%-3.4%Pride of Kent Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 3.4-3.4 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Pride of Kent Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Pride of Kent Hops Substitutes

Pride of RingwoodPride of Ringwood is very much Australian. This variety was the highest alpha acid hop in the world when it was released in 1965. Other varieties such as

Common Beer Styles for Pride of Kent Hops

    Beer Style
    English Ale

    Pride of Kent Hops Use in Commercial Beers

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