UK Target Hop Profile
Target hops are a classic English variety that was bred at Wye College and released in 1972. Target is Challenger’s cousin, sharing the same parent of Northern Brewer, but Target is much more assertive and powerful. Target offers a robust citrus aroma that has been rediscovered by American craft brewers for big IPAs. Target is also noted for its aroma of fresh sage that makes it a fine complement to any West Coast IPA.
Target hops are well-suited for assertive IPAs, Pale Ales, and NEIPAs, but is also commonly used as a bittering hop.
Origin: United Kingdom
Pedigree: Northern Brewer and Goldings
Aromas: Citrus, Herbal, Spice
Alpha Acids* 8.0 – 14.0 %
Beta Acids 4.0 – 6.0 %
Cohumulone 30 – 40 % of alpha acids
Total Oil 1.0 – 2.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 40 – 50 % of total oil
Humulene 10 – 20 % of total oil
Tom’s Brew Shop Hop Handling Assurance
Tom’s Brew Shop purchases and repackages all hops in vacuum sealed, UV light and moisture barrier bags. We brew with the same hops we sell, so we care about the safe handling and implemented packaging procedures that are best for the shelf stability of the product.