Pioneer

PG Pioneer conesFlavour and Aroma

Pioneer’s aroma characteristics include a distinctly hoppy, yet pleasant lemon and grapefruit aroma, with cedar and herbal flavour notes.

Bittering Characteristics

Pioneer’s bittering characteristics are crisp, refreshing and clean.

Flavour Intensity

8/10

 

About this Hop

Pioneer has a high flavour intensity and is suitable as a bittering and late aroma hop.

Breeding

Pioneer was bred at Horticulture Research International, Wye College in the UK released originally in 1996. It is a high alpha, high yielding variety and is a very acceptable substitute for many other hops used for kettle hopping. Pioneer is a Hedgerow variety with a good tolerance to wilt, but is susceptible to both Downy and Powdery mildews. It has very good storage stability.

Analysis

Alpha acid: 8-10.5%

Beta acid:  3.5-4.5%

Co-Humulone: 36%

Total Oils: 1.0-1.8%

Myrcene: 35%

Humulene: 18-25%

Farnesene: Trace