Flavour and Aroma

Target has excellent, intense aromas of sage, citrus and a spicy undertone in flavour.

Bittering Characteristics

Sharp and assertive.

Flavour Intensity


About this Hop

Target is a robust hop with an excellent intense aroma, well regarded as an aroma hop for late hopping or dry hopping and used effectively as a bittering hop too.


Released in 1972 by Wye College in the UK, Target is a cousin of Challenger and has developed to become a widely grown and established English Hop variety.  It has a high tolerance to wilt and resistance to strains of powdery mildew, but is susceptible to downy mildew.


Alpha acid: 8.5-13.5%

Beta acid: 4.0-5.7%

Co-Humulone: 37%

Total Oils: 1.2-1.8%

Myrcene: 45%

Humulene: 17%

Farnesene: Trace