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 has bittering qualities.
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 13.5%-15%Super Pride Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 13.5 To 15 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 6.4%-6.9%Super Pride Hops Beta Acid Composition - 6.4 To 6.9 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 26.8%-28%Super Pride Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 26.8 To 28 Percent

Super Pride Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Super Pride Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Super Pride Hops

Super Pride Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

YieldYield for Super Pride Hops is High at 2314 - 3026 kg/hectare
Super Pride Hops - High Crop Yields
Growth RateUnknown
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSuper Pride Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilitySuper Pride Hops maintains 6%-6% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CUnknown
Ease of HarvestUnknownUnknown

Super Pride Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition2.1-2.6 mls/100 gramsSuper Pride Hops - Total Oil Compensation 2.1-2.6 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition19%-34%Super Pride Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 19-34 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition1%-2%Super Pride Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 1-2 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition5%-8.4%Super Pride Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 5-8.4 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Super Pride Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Super Pride 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 Super Pride Hops

    Beer Style
    Imperial Pale Ale
    Pale Ale
    India Pale Ale

    Super Pride Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Bell's Hotel and Brewery
    Billy's Bock
    Malt Shovel Brewery
    Ten20 Commemorative Ale