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Bravo - 100g

Bravo’s high alpha content is largely attributable to its parent variety, Zeus. It’s bittering quality is considered smooth and in addition features light floral aromas and subtle flavours of orange and stone fruit making it highly desirable for use in many different ale styles.

Developed as part of the Hopsteiner Breeding Program, Bravo hops were released to the public in 2006 as a high-yielding and vigorous late-season hop with a high alpha profile and balanced oils. Bravo also has a history of being picked up by US West Coast breweries where similar hops have been in low supply.

Bravo is tried and true in the kettle, offering a polished and pleasant bitterness profile. Candied orange and sweet fruit notes emerge when used as a late hop or dry hop addition. Bravo is "the bittering hop of choice" among many brewers.

Here is a link to a Brülosophy Hop Chronicles review of Bravo Hops.

Also Known As
Characteristics Orange, fruity, vanilla, floral
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 14%-17%
Beta Acid Composition 3%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition 29%-34%
Country US
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate to compact
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 2700-3100 kg/hectare (2410-2770 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Very high
Resistant to Resistant to powdery mildew and verticillium wilt
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.6-2.4 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 25%-50%
Humulene Oil Composition 18%-20%
Caryophyllene Oil 10%-12%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Columbus, Zeus, Apollo, Magnum, Nugget
Style Guide India Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, Extra Special Bitter

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