The Warrior® Brand YCR 5 CV. hop variety came on to the scene with a bang.  It was supposed to be the fabled 20/20 variety that would dominate the alpha market (a hop variety that could deliver 4,000 pounds of hops per acre and 20% alpha acids). Promises promises … It quickly petered out as the dominant alpha hop variety and acreage has subsequently plummeted making it hard to come by these days. It’s mild and clean bittering properties combined with an equally mild citrusy and herbal flavor profile still make it an awesome choice for people who are looking for an American alpha hop that will play well with other varieties.

  • Aroma: Mild, citrus, spicy, and herbal
  • Maturity: Mid season
  • Yield: 2400 – 2600 lbs/acre

Beers we found on the Interwebs that reportedly use Warrior® hops:

Mercury Brewing Co. Ipswich IPA
The Alchemist Pub and Brewery Moose Knuckle
Allagash Hugh Malone Ale
Dunedin Brewery Celtic Gold Ale
Flying Dog Brewery Gonzo Imperial Porter

Typical Analytical Range
Alpha Acid Range %: 15-18%
Beta Acid Range %: 4.5-5.5%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 22-26%
Total Oils mls/100gr.: 1.3-1.7% ml/100gr

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