Pride of Ringwood was developed by the Carlton and United Breweries hop breeding program at the Ringwood Hop Research Station in Ringwood, Victoria by A.S. (Bill) Nash, a hop breeder employed by Carlton United Breweries. The goal of the research in the 1950s was to find a hop ideal to the Australian climate. Pride of Ringwood was released commercially in 1965 making it the highest alpha acid hop of its time.
Pedigree from female Pride of Kent and wild Tasmanian hop. The name of the hop was derived from the location it was developed and the female parent.
Pride of Ringwood is used primarily for bittering and will impart of distinct Australian flavor to a beer.
At its height it accounted for 90% of hop acreage in Australia; the acreage has dropped significantly over the years and is below 10%, due to newer hop varities.
|Profile||Herbal, pine, strong resin. Wood tones (cedar or oak). Fruit, citrus and floral are possible based on growing season.|
|Substitutes||Cluster, Galena, Newport, Northern Brewer, Pacific Gem™, Target|
|Pairs with||Amarillo®, Cascade|
|Yield||900 - 1400 lb/acre|
|Storage||Maintains 45%-60% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C.|
|Beer Styles||Amber Ale, Lager, Fruit Lambic, Pale Ale, Australian Lager, Golden Ale|
|Resistant||Verticillium wilt, root rot|
|Alpha Acid||8.6 - 12.0%|
|Beta Acid||4.4 - 7.0%|
|Cohumulone||26.0 - 34.0%|
|Total Oil||1.6 - 1.8 ml/100g|
|Myrcene||25.0 - 53.0%|
|Humulene||2.0 - 8.0%|
|Caryophyllene||5.0 - 10.0%|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Cones||Medium to large size with compact density|
|Maturity||Middle to late|
|Ease of Harvest||Excellent|