Origin and Description
Warrior Hops is a product from Yakima Chief Ranches in Washington State in the Northwest United States. Its pedigree and release date must be privileged information, unfortunately, but its character and demand speaks for itself. It 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 the this little planet.
Warrior Hops is a vigorous growing variety and churns out 2400-2600 lbs/acre. 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 them (hopefully).
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Warrior Hops Usage
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
|Beta Acid Composition
Warrior Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Warrior Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Warrior Cone Size||Medium|
|Warrior Cone Density||Moderate|
Warrior Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Warrior Hops is High at 2400 - 2600 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Warrior Hops maintains 76%-76% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Warrior Hops Oil Composition
Warrior Hops Substitutes
|Nugget||Nugget Hops was released in 1982 by the U.S.D.A and is a cross between Brewers Gold and a high alpha a...|
|Columbus||Columbus Hops is one of the Three C, including Centennial and C...|
|Hallertauer Magnum||Hallertaur 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
|India Pale Ale|
|Rye India Pale Ale|
|American Pale Ale|
|Imperial India Pale Ale|
Warrior Hops Use in Commercial Beers