Phoenix is a high alpha varietal that performs well early in the boil. Bred at Wye College in Kent, England, it is an offspring of Yeoman. A replacement to Challenger as is more resistant to disease.
Phoenix is considered a dual hop but typically used early in the boil for its clean bittering qualities. As a late addition it tends to be disappointing as it is mellow.
|Profile||Subdued spice, chocolate, pine, and molasses.|
|Substitutes||Challenger, East Kent Golding, Northdown|
|Purpose||Dual: Aroma and Bittering|
|Storage||Retains 80%-85% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.|
|Beer Styles||India Pale Ale, English Ale, Stout, Porter|
|Total Oil||1.2-2.8 ml/100g|
|Growth Rate||Low to moderate|
|Cones||Medium size with loose to moderate density.|
|Ease of Harvest||Difficult|