Hop: Boadicea


Boadicea is a dwarf hop variety, bred from an open pollination of hedgerow varieties at Wye Hops Ltd, by Peter Darby, and considered the first aphid-resistant hop. Released in 2004.

Boadicea is named after an ancient Celtic queen who led an uprising against the Romans.

General Information

Profile Resinous, spicy, orchard fruit and floral. Used late it may bring on fresh mown grass.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Green Bullet, Horizon, Perle, Target
Pairs with Challenger
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Beer Styles English pale ale, English IPA
Resistant Verticillium wilt, Downy mildew, Aphids


Alpha Acid 7.0 - 10.0%
Beta Acid 3.0 - 4.0%
Cohumulone 26.0%


Total Oil 1.4 - 2.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 33.0%
Humulene 20.0%
Caryophyllene 15.0 - 19.0%
Farnesene 5.0%
Linalool 0.2 - 0.4%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Medium early
Ease of Harvest Easy

Boadicea Aroma/Flavor Profile

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Last Updated
  • 2020-11-24 19:10:14 (Added: 2020-11-24 19:10:14)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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