Origin and Description
Pride of Ringwood Hops is very much Australian. This hops variety was the highest alpha acid hop in the world when it was released in 1965. Other varieties such as Super Pride have taken over that recognition for the region. Bred from Pride of Kent and open pollination by the Carlton and United Breweries in Melbourne, Australia, Pride of Ringwood at one time occupied more than 90% of the hops production in Australia. This variety was once grown in Kashmir, India, and matures too late to be grown in the United States, and so it predominately sticks to its roots in the Commonwealth of Australia.
Pride of Ringwood Hops is considered a bittering hops variety although it carries favorable aromatic qualities. The alpha acid content rings in at 7.0%-10.5% and is a dominating force in the Ales and Lager beers from the region. The aroma of Pride of Ringwood Hops can be described as having a spicy kick with essence of citrus and fruit-like tones. The aroma is strong yet delectable, and will be very noticeable in late additions in the wort.
The continent of Australia has the benefit of being relatively disease free, but when grown elsewhere Pride of Ringwood Hops is susceptible to Downy Mildew, yet resistant to Verticillium Wilt. It is a moderately high yielding plant of moderately large tight cones. The harvest comes mid to late season after a somewhat vigorous growing cycle, and the storage of Pride of Ringwood is considered excellent. Possible substitutions include Galena and Cluster. This hops variety is found in the beers of large and small brewers in Australia.
Pride of Ringwood Hops Usage
Pride of Ringwood hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.
Pride of Ringwood Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for pride of ringwood hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Pride of Ringwood Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||7%-10.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4%-6%|
Pride of Ringwood Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Pride of Ringwood Lupulin Color||Yellow to Dark Yello|
|Pride of Ringwood Cone Density||Moderate to Compact|
Pride of Ringwood Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Mid to Late Season|
|Yield||Yield for Pride of Ringwood Hops is Moderate at 1940 - 2469 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests||Susceptible To:|
|Storability||Pride of Ringwood Hops maintains 45%-55% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Excellent|
Pride of Ringwood Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1-2 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||25%-50%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||2%-8%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||5%-10%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Pride of Ringwood Hops Substitutes
|Galena||Galena Hops was part of an Idaho breeding program in 1978 that involved the cross between Brewers Gold...|
|Cluster||Cluster Hops comes from, as they say, mass selection. This translates to varieties were likely transported from europe, potentially by the Dutch and English se...|
Common Beer Styles for Pride of Ringwood Hops
|American Pale Ale|