Hop: Nugget


Nugget was bred by the United States Department of Agriculture in Corvallis, Oregon, starting in 1970.. Initial commercial release was 1983. Brewer's Gold heritage. Used primarily as a bittering hop, especially in the early days, but now has been given dual duty as an aroma hop as well.

Pedigree is quite complex and makes it a mutt: Brewer's Gold, Early Green, East Kent Golding, Bavarian (unspecified) and unknown variety.

General Information

Alias USDA 21193
Profile Resin, floral, spice and herbal. Late hopping brings on peach and pear.
Country United States
Substitutes Columbus, Galena, Magnum, Olympic
Pairs with Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Crystal
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1520-1970 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 70%-80% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Stout, Barley Wine, India Pale Ale
Tolerant Downy mildew, powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 9.5 - 14.0%
Beta Acid 3.0 - 5.0%
Cohumulone 22.0 - 30.0%


Total Oil 1.5 - 3.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 27.0 - 42.0%
Humulene 16.0 - 19.0%
Caryophyllene 7.0 - 10.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.8 - 1.0%
B-Pinene 0.4 - 0.8%
Geraniol 0.1%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Vigorous
Cones Medium to large in size with compact density.
Maturity Late
Ease of Harvest Excellent
Sex Female
Leaf Color Medium to light green
Side Arm Length 24" - 40"

Nugget Aroma/Flavor Profile

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Last Updated
  • 2020-11-24 08:20:43 (Added: 2020-11-24 08:20:43)

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