Origin and Description
Super Pride Hops was developed by the Hop Products Australia Rostevor breeding program and was originally bred in 1987. Super Pride is 2/3 Pride of Ringwood Hops and 1/3 YK-81-18. YK-81-18 Hops was developed in 1981 at Wye College in England, and is a cross between Yeomon Hops and Open Pollination.
Super Pride Hops is a super alpha variety bittering variety with an alpha acid content of 13.5%-15.0%. The co-humulone content in this variety is somewhat low, ranging from 26.8%-28.0%. Aside from the nearly double alpha acid content, Super Pride carries some of the same characteristics as Pride of Ringwood. The aroma is present in Super Pride, and has a combination of spice, citrus and fruit in its bouquet. Throw some Super Pride in your beers when you need a bittering kick and enjoy this Australian delight.
Super Pride Hops is one of the highest yielding hops varieties with an annual yield of 2314-3026 lbs/acre. This variety shares the disease free environment of Australia, and is not associated with susceptibilities to mildews or molds. Pride of Ringwood is often the substitute for Super Pride (If needed), but will not match the high levels of alpha acids. Super Pride, along with Opal Hops and Victoria Hops have been taking over growing acreage of the original Pride of Ringwood, which once dominated the farming in Australia.
Super Pride Hops Usage
Super Pride hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.
Super Pride Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for super pride hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Super Pride Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition
|Beta Acid Composition
Super Pride Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Super Pride Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
Super Pride Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Super Pride Hops is High at 2314 - 3026 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Super Pride Hops maintains 6%-6% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Unknown|
Super Pride Hops Oil Composition
Super Pride Hops Substitutes
|Pride of Ringwood||Pride 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 Super Pride Hops
|Imperial Pale Ale|
|India Pale Ale|
Super Pride Hops Use in Commercial Beers