Hop: Target


Target was bred in the 70s, released to the public in 1992 by Wye College. The hop has lineage of Northern Brewer and Eastwell Goldings and related to Challenger. Has become a widely grown hop. Typically used to add aroma to English ale and lagers.

General Information

Alias Wye Target
Profile Citrus, spicy (sage). Spice character can be amped up via whirlpool or dry hop.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Fuggle, Willamette
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1200 - 1600 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 45 - 55% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles IPA, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Bitter, Lager
Resistant Verticillium wilt, powdery mildew
Susceptible Downy mildew


Alpha Acid 8.5 - 13.5%
Beta Acid 4.5 - 5.7%
Cohumulone 29.0 - 37.0%


Total Oil 1.2 - 1.8 ml/100g
Myrcene 17.0 - 22.0%
Humulene 8.0 - 10.0%
Caryophyllene 0.0 - 1.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate High
Cones Small to medium size with compact cone
Maturity Late
Ease of Harvest Difficult

Target Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2020-11-25 08:41:29 (Added: 2020-11-25 08:41:29)

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