Hop: Chinook


Released by the United States Department of Agriculture breeding program in 1985, Chinook is considered by the some the fourth member of the Three C's: Cascade, Centennial, and Columbus. With no trademark, Chinook is a great candidate to grow at home.

General Information

Profile Intense pine with citrus. Resin and some tropical fruit.
Country United States
Substitutes Columbus, Galena, Nugget
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield Low to Moderate.
Storage Retains 65 - 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles American Pale Ale, IPA, American Amber, American Brown, American Stout, American Porter
Resistant Verticillium wilt
Tolerant Downy mildew
Susceptible Powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 11.5 - 15.0%
Beta Acid 3.0 - 4.0%
Cohumulone 27.0 - 31.0%


Total Oil 1 - 2.5ml/100g
Myrcene 20.0 - 30.0%
Humulene 18.0 - 24.0%
Caryophyllene 9.0 - 11.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.3 - 0.5%
B-Pinene 0.3 - 0.5%
Geraniol 0.7 - 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to high
Cones Medium size with compact density
Maturity Medium to late
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Sex Female
Leaf Color Medium green
Side Arm Length 24" - 40"

Chinook Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2024-03-30 11:35:29 (Added: 2020-05-10 16:39:08)

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