Flavour and Aroma

Flavour notes including spicy, fresh, pine, floral and berry; the berry in particular being effective in Mild, Old Ale and Barley Wine.

Bittering Characteristics

Full-bodied and well-rounded best describes Northdown’s bittering characteristics.

Flavour Intensity


About this Hop

Northdown’s high oil levels give it a distinctive aroma. It can be used for bittering or late hopping.


Northdown was developed at Wye College in the UK and came into commercial production in the early 1970’s. Northdown is a high yielding, dual-purpose variety with a large and bold cone structure. Northdown has good resistance to downy mildew, but is susceptible to powdery mildew and verticillium wilt. It has very good storage stability.


Alpha acid: 7-10%

Beta acid: 4-5%

Co-Humulone: 31%

Total Oils: 1.2 – 2.2%

Myrcene: 25%

Humulene:  37%

Farnesene: 1%