Origin and Description

Yeoman Hops, sometimes called Wye Yeoman, was bred at Wye College in England in the 1970's. Its precise pedigree is unknown, although it is compared to Target Hops. It is no longer available on the open markets, but it has left its footprint on the hops universe. Yeoman Hops as a seedling was taken from Wye and was named Phoenix Hops, which was seen as a disease resistant replacement for Challenger. Yeoman Hops is also a grand parent of Australian Super Pride Hops, which is dubbed as such for its astounding yield and high alpha content compared to Pride of Ringwood. And finally, Pioneer Hops is also related to Yeoman.

Yeoman Hops has high alpha acid content at 12.0%-16.0%, which is very high for the Hops Breeding Program at Wye. This variety is a bittering type, and comes with elevated levels of myrcene oil. Yeoman had its day for brewing beer, and was ideal for English style ales needing some hop kick.

Yeoman Hops has a very low yield ranging from 800-1500 lbs/acre. This variety has all of the right characteristics regarding disease and fungus resistance and is tolerant to Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, and Verticillium Wilt.

Yeoman Hops Usage

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

Yeoman Hops Characteristics

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

Yeoman Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 12%-16%Yeoman Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 12 To 16 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 4%-5%Yeoman Hops Beta Acid Composition - 4 To 5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-25%Yeoman Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 25 To 25 Percent

Yeoman Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Yeoman Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Yeoman Hops

Yeoman Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly to Mid SeasonYeoman Hops - Early to Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Yeoman Hops is Low at 800 - 1500 kg/hectare
Yeoman Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Yeoman Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests
Resistent To:
Downy Mildew,Powdery Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,
Yeoman Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Excellent
StorabilityYeoman Hops maintains 80%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CYeoman Hops Storability - Excellent
Ease of HarvestUnknownUnknown

Yeoman Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.7-2.4 mls/100 gramsYeoman Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.7-2.4 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition38.2%-60.5%Yeoman Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 38.2-60.5 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition12.2%-39.2%Yeoman Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 12.2-39.2 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition5.3%-9.4%Yeoman Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 5.3-9.4 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Yeoman Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Yeoman Hops Substitutes

TargetTarget Hops was bred at the Hop Research Institute at Wye College in England and was released in 1992, This variety is a cross between the following: (

Common Beer Styles for Yeoman Hops

    Beer Style
    Pale Ale
    India Pale Ale
    Brown Ale
    Red Ale
    Best Bitter
    Amber Ale
    Mild Ale
    Golden Ale

    Yeoman Hops Use in Commercial Beers

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