Hop: Sovereign


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.

General Information

Profile Aroma: earthy, floral, grassy. Delicate. Flavor: subtle, floral and sweet, becoming fruity (peach, red currant, berry, cherry).
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Fuggle
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%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Medium to late

Sovereign Aroma/Flavor Profile

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  • 2020-11-25 08:32:35 (Added: 2020-11-25 08:32:35)

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