Sovereign was bred by Dr. Peter Darby, at the Hop Research Institute of Wye College, from open pollination in 1995 and released in 2006. Grand-daughter of Pioneer. Profile is considered classic English with clean, green tea bittering characteristics.
Works well on its own but can add great complexity as well. Smooth bittering makes it ideal as a bittering hop but the hop shines late in the boil or dry hopping.
|Profile||Aroma: earthy, floral, grassy. Delicate. Flavor: subtle, floral and sweet, becoming fruity (peach, red currant, berry, cherry).|
|Purpose||Dual: Aroma and Bittering|
|Yield||1500 - 1700 lbs/acre|
|Beer Styles||American Lager, American Pale Ale|
|Tolerant||Downy mildew, Powdery mildew|
|Alpha Acid||4.0 - 7.0%|
|Beta Acid||2.1 - 3.1%|
|Cohumulone||22.0 - 30.0%|
|Total Oil||0.6 - 1.0 ml/100g|
|Myrcene||25.0 - 30.0%|
|Humulene||21.0 - 26.0%|
|Caryophyllene||7.0 - 9.0%|
|Farnesene||3.0 - 4.0%|
|Maturity||Medium to late|