Hop: Bravo


Bravo was developed by Hopsteiner Breeding Program, being released commercially in 2006. Bravo is a high alpha hop that has clean bittering similar to its parent, Zeus. Other parents include 98004, USDA 19058m.

Some brewers have used Bravo as a later kettle addition as well, appreciate it unique combination characteristics. It has a smooth/pleasant bitterness while providing lime, fruit, and sweet when used late or in dry hopping.

General Information

Profile Spice, orange, lime, fruit, vanilla and floral.
Country United States
Substitutes Apollo, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Magnum, Magnum (US), Nugget
Pairs with El Dorado®, Eureka!, Lemondrop
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 2700 - 3100 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Stout
Resistant Verticillium wilt
Tolerant Downy mildew
Susceptible Powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 14.0-18.0%
Beta Acid 3.0-5.5%
Cohumulone 29.0-34.0%


Total Oil 1.6-2.4 ml/100g
Myrcene 55.0-60.0%
Humulene 8.0-11.0%
Caryophyllene 6.0-8.0%
Farnesene <1.0%
Linalool 0.4-0.6%
B-Pinene 0.8-1.0%
Geraniol 0.7-0.9%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Very high
Cones Medium size with moderate to compact density
Maturity Very late
Ease of Harvest Difficult

Bravo Aroma/Flavor Profile

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-17 19:36:22 (Added: 2020-11-17 19:36:22)

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