Hop: Pride of Ringwood


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.

General Information

Profile Herbal, pine, strong resin. Wood tones (cedar or oak). Fruit, citrus and floral are possible based on growing season.
Country Australia
Substitutes Cluster, Galena, Newport, Northern Brewer, Pacific Gem, Target
Pairs with Amarillo®, Cascade
Purpose Bittering
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
Susceptible Downy mildew


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%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Geraniol 0.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to high
Cones Medium to large size with compact density
Maturity Middle to late
Ease of Harvest Excellent

Pride of Ringwood Aroma/Flavor Profile

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-25 10:31:42 (Added: 2020-11-25 10:31:42)

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