Origin and Description

Warrior Hops is a product from Yakima Chief Ranches in Washington State in the Northwest United States. Warrior's pedigree and release date must be privileged information, unfortunately, but its hops character and demand speaks for itself. Warrior is a bold hops variety, and a sign of the times.

Warrior Hops is a strong bittering variety. With an alpha acid content of 14.5%-17.0%, Warrior is going to be an excellent bite to any beer needing a strong bitter foundation, especially considering its relatively low co-humulone content at 22.0%-26.0%. As you might expect, this variety comes with a high myrcene oil content. The rest of the oils are in moderate range, with farnesene barely hitting the radar. Warrior Hops is known for its mild aroma. You will mostly find it in strong ales....and although predominately used in American Craft breweries, Warrior can be found in commercial recipes around this little beer lovers planet.

Warrior Hops is a vigorous growing hops variety and churns out 2400-2600 lbs/acre. Bam! The medium size cones produce bright yellow lupulin, and are harvested mid-season. Nugget, Columbus, as well as Hallertauer Magnum Hops can be used as substitutes, but you shouldn't have any trouble finding Warrior (hopefully). Bring out the Warrior in your beers and join the bite.

Warrior Hops Usage

Warrior hops has bittering qualities.
Warrior hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.

Warrior Hops Characteristics

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

Warrior Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 14.5%-17%Warrior Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 14.5 To 17 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 4.3%-5.5%Warrior Hops Beta Acid Composition - 4.3 To 5.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 22%-26%Warrior Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 22 To 26 Percent

Warrior Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Warrior Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Warrior Hops
Warrior Cone SizeMediumWarrior Hop - Medium Cone Size
Warrior Cone DensityModerateWarrior Hops - Moderate Cone Density

Warrior Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid SeasonWarrior Hops - Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Warrior Hops is High at 2400 - 2600 kg/hectare
Warrior Hops - High Crop Yields
Growth RateVigorous
Warrior Hops - Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests
Resistent To:
Powdery Mildew,Sphaerotheca,
Warrior Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilityWarrior Hops maintains 76%-76% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CWarrior Hops Storability - Moderate to Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodWarrior Hops - Good Pickability

Warrior Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1-2 mls/100 gramsWarrior Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1-2 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition40%-50%Warrior Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 40-50 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition15%-20%Warrior Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 15-20 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition8%-11%Warrior Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 8-11 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Warrior Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Warrior Hops Substitutes

NuggetNugget Hops was released in 1982 by the U.S.D.A and is a cross between Brewers Gold and a high alpha a...

Columbus Hops is one of the Three C's, including Centennial and Cascade. This variety also has other names including CTZ, which stands for Columbus, Tomahaw...

Hallertauer MagnumHallertaur Magnum is an example to the rest of the hops world that aroma isn't everything. The Hops Research Institute in Hull, Germany produced this variety t...

Common Beer Styles for Warrior Hops

    Beer Style
    India Pale Ale
    Rye India Pale Ale
    American Pale Ale
    Pale Ale
    Strong Ale
    Imperial India Pale Ale
    Barley Wine
    Rye Ale
    Imperial Porter

    Warrior Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Left Hand Brewing Company
    Warrior IPA
    Warrior Single Hop IPA
    Mercury Brewing Company
    Ipswich IPA
    The Alchemist Pub and Brewery
    Revitalization Rye
    The Alchemist Pub and Brewery
    Moose Knuckle
    Troegs Craft Brewery
    Nugget Nectar
    The Hideout Brewing Company
    Pale Ale
    The Hideout Brewing Company
    Ray IPA
    Kona Brewing Company
    Pipeline Porter
    Hugh Malone Ale
    Dunedin Brewery
    Celtic Gold Ale
    Steamworks Brewing Company
    Conductor Imperial IPA
    Big Time Brewery and Alehouse
    Old Sol Wheatwine Ale
    Big Time Brewery and Alehouse
    Better Of Red Ale
    Bat Creek Brewery
    Ring Neck Rya Ale
    Flying Dog Brewery
    Gonzo Imperial Porter