Developed by the USDA breeding program in Washington State and released in 1985 as a high alpha bittering variety, Chinook is a cross between Petham Golding and a USDA male. In recent years, it has found favour as a dual purpose hop in the craft brewing community as a result of its spice and pine aroma characteristics.
It works well at any stage of the boil and in the dry hop and works particularly well in American Pale Ales (APA) and IPA's, but can be used in many styles.
Chinook feature in Stone’s Arrogant Bastard and in addition to Cascade and Centennial in Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale – a beer famous for its piney, citrusy character.
AROMA PROFILE:GRAPEFRUIT, PINE, SPICY
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