Developed by the USDA breeding program in Washington State and released in 1985 as a high alpha bittering variety, Chinook is a cross between Petham Golding and a USDA male. In recent years, it has found favor as a dual purpose hop in the craft brewing community as a result of its spice and pine aroma characteristics
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include grapefruit, spice, and pine.
A flowery, grapefruit-like aroma with medium bittering value that is gaining acceptance as a substitute for Cascade due to its citrus nature.
The very high alpha, good storage stability and low cohumulone ratio make Apollo an excellent choice for bittering. Added late into the boil it provides a strong grapefruit and hoppy...
Pleasant fruity and floral aroma characteristics. Alpha Acid: 14.0% - 17.0%.