Hop: Pilgrim


Bred at Wye College in Kent, England, with parents of First Gold and Herald. Pilgrim was released commercially in 2001. It is one of the most wilt resistant hops out today.

General Information

Profile Usual English earth and spice but adds citrus: lemon and grapefruit, as well as pear and berries.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Challenger, Pioneer, Target
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1810 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60%-70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Stout, English Pale Ale
Resistant Wilt, powdery mildew, and down mildew


Alpha Acid 9.0 - 13.0%
Beta Acid 4.3 - 5.0%
Cohumulone 36.0 -3 8.0%


Total Oil 1.2 - 2.4 ml/100g
Myrcene 36.0%
Humulene 16.9%
Caryophyllene 7.3%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.1 - 0.2%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Vigorous
Cones Medium to large size
Maturity Middle to late
Ease of Harvest Good

Pilgrim Aroma/Flavor Profile

Fact Sheet(s)


Last Updated
  • 2020-11-25 10:28:31

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Did you know?
  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
  • Oil composition percetages are based on the total percentage of oil in the hop. Example: 10 - 20% means that for the specific oil it is 10 - 20% of the overall oil make up.
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