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|
|Alpha Acid Composition||14%-17%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3%-5%|
|Cone Density||Moderate to compact|
|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%|
|Substitutes||Columbus, Zeus, Apollo, Magnum, Nugget|
|Style Guide||India Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, Extra Special Bitter|