Flavour and Aroma

With aromas described as floral, grassy and herbal with a hint of mint flavours, it has a wonderfully complex and relatively delicate set of aromas.

Bittering Characteristics

Sovereign has a classic, well-rounded, green tea bittering characteristic.

Flavour Intensity  6/10


About this Hop

Increasingly well regarded, Sovereign works well as a single hop and is a wonderful hedgerow variety with a medium alpha acid range and wonderfully complex aroma.


Bred from an open pollination made in 1995 at Horticulture Research International (HRI), Wye College in the UK and released in 2006, Sovereign is the granddaughter of Pioneer and works well with Goldings in British bitters and pale ales.


Alpha acid: 4.5-6.5%

Beta acid: 2.1-3.1%

Co-Humulone: 26-30%

Total Oils: 0.6-1.0%

Myrcene: 25-30%

Humulene: 21-26%

Farnesene: 3-5%