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Phoenix Hop (Rooted/Mature plant)


Full body hop, ideal for stouts and bitters.

Aroma: Chocolate, pine, molasses, floral
Info: 8-12% Alpha Acids • English •  Dual Purpose Hop

All hops sold are organically grown and cultivated from our own hops on our farm here in the UK. We sell rhizomes with shoots, so you can be certain you have a healthy plant. We’ll send out your hop plant(s) when their shoots are ready – usually between March – May. Please note that we only have limited stock for each variety.

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This variety can add some gusto to beers needing a hop kick. It is compared to Challenger Hops which has some spice to it. The aroma from Phoenix hops is tempered with an English style about it. The farnesene oil registers in this hops variety at 1.0%-1.4%, which itself is known for aromas such as magnolia flowers, citrusy, green, and woody. These notes are more subdued after blending with the moderate composition of the other essential oils.

Despite its low yield, Phoenix has a lovely aroma and flavor and seems destined to become a favorite among craft brewers. It was first grown at Wye College in England in an effort to find a more disease resistant replacement for Challenger hops. Phoenix was selected as a seedling of Yeoman.

Though considered dual-purpose for brewing, Phoenix hops are usually employed early in the boil. Some brewers have claimed its use as a late addition often leads to flavors and aromas that are sometimes inconsistent and disappointingly mellow.

In general, the tasting notes for Phoenix tends to be complex, with an understated spicy aroma and floral notes of pine, chocolate and molasses. It was released to the public in 1996.

Characteristics Aromas of spice, pine, chocolate and molasses
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 8.5%-13.5%
Beta Acid Composition 3.3%-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 24%-33%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Loose to moderate
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 980-1560 kg/hectare (870-1390 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low to moderate
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt and powdery mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 80%-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.2-3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 24%-32%
Humulene Oil Composition 25%-32%
Caryophyllene Oil 8%-11%
Farnesene Oil 1%-1.4%
Substitutes NorthdownChallengerEast Kent Golding
Style Guide India Pale Ale, Bitter, Golden Ale, Triple India Pale Ale, English Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Stout, Brown Ale


Additional information


Hop Rhizome only (rooted), Hop Rhizome + organic feed, Hop Rhizome + organic feed + automated watering system


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