Boadicea

 

PG Boadicea cones

Flavour and Aroma

Boadicea is mild, light floral and spicy, with a grassy scented aroma.  It has a touch of floral flavour notes and reminds you of orchard blossom.

Bittering Characteristics

Boadicea’s bittering characteristics are light bodied and rounded.

 

Flavour Intensity

6/10

About this Hop

Boadicea is an unusual hedgerow hop and is excellent for finishing and dry hopping.

Breeding

Boadicea was the world’s first aphid resistant variety and as such is the most environmentally friendly hop available.  Boadicea was released in 2004 by Horticulture Research International (HRI) at Wye College in the UK from ‘open crossing’ of aphid resistant hedgerow varieties.  It is naturally resistant to aphids, and has good resistance to wilt and downy mildew therefore requiring fewer pesticides than any other hop. Its storage stability is good.

Analysis

Alpha acid: 7-10%

Beta acid: 3-4%

Co-Humulone: 26%

Total Oils: 1.4-2.0%

Myrcene: 33%

Humulene: 20%

Farnesene: 5%

Selinenes: 5%