Hop: Pioneer


Bred at Wye College in Kent, England in 1984, released commercially in 1996. Pioneer is a dual purpose hop.

General Information

Profile Pleasant, citrus (grapefruit and lemon) with hints of herbal and cedar aroma.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes East Kent Golding
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1070 - 1330 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60% - 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Pale Ale
Resistant Verticillium wilt, downy mildew, powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 9.0 - 12.0%
Beta Acid 3.5 - 4.0%
Cohumulone 36.0 - 40.0%


Total Oil 0.8 - 1.8 ml/100g
Myrcene 31.0 - 36.0%
Humulene 22.0 - 24.0%
Caryophyllene 7.0 - 8.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Low to moderate
Cones Small to medium size with moderate to compact density
Maturity Middle to late
Ease of Harvest Difficult


Last Updated
  • 2020-05-12 20:03:58 (Added: 2020-05-12 20:03:58)

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