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 has bittering qualities.
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%Pride of Ringwood Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 7 To 10.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 4%-6%Pride of Ringwood Hops Beta Acid Composition - 4 To 6 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 33%-39%Pride of Ringwood Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 33 To 39 Percent

Pride of Ringwood Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Pride of Ringwood Lupulin ColorYellow to Dark YelloYellow to Dark Yellow Lupulin Color for Pride of Ringwood Hops
Pride of Ringwood Cone DensityModerate to CompactPride of Ringwood Hops - Moderate to Compact Cone Density

Pride of Ringwood Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid to Late SeasonPride of Ringwood Hops - Mid to Late Season Maturity
YieldYield for Pride of Ringwood Hops is Moderate at 1940 - 2469 kg/hectare
Pride of Ringwood Hops - Moderate Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Pride of Ringwood Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSusceptible To:
Downy Mildew,
Resistent To:
Verticillium Wilt,
Pride of Ringwood Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilityPride of Ringwood Hops maintains 45%-55% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CPride of Ringwood Hops Storability - Poor
Ease of HarvestExcellentPride of Ringwood Hops - Excellent Pickability

Pride of Ringwood Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1-2 mls/100 gramsPride of Ringwood Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1-2 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition25%-50%Pride of Ringwood Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 25-50 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition2%-8%Pride of Ringwood Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 2-8 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition5%-10%Pride of Ringwood Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 5-10 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Pride of Ringwood Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Pride of Ringwood Hops Substitutes

GalenaGalena Hops was part of an Idaho breeding program in 1978 that involved the cross between Brewers Gold...
ClusterCluster 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

    Beer Style
    Amber Ale
    Fruit Lambic
    Pale Ale
    Australian Lager
    Strong Ale
    Golden Ale
    American Pale Ale

    Pride of Ringwood Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Coopers Brewery
    Coopers Premium Lager
    Cotleigh Brewery
    Fosters Brewing Company
    Carlton Sterling
    Bright Brewery
    Fruit Lambic
    Mildura Brewery
    Storm Cloudy Ale
    James Boag Brewery
    Boag's Draught
    Duclaw Brewing Company
    Kangaroo Love
    Bufallo Bill's Brewery
    Tazmanian Devil
    Matilda Bay Brewing Company
    Breez Neez
    Mildura Brewery
    Mallee Bull