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Pioneer Hop United Kingdom Hop

Pioneer Hop

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Purpose:Dual
Country:United Kingdom (UK)
International Code:PIR
Cultivar/Brand ID:W10

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Purchase Pioneer Hops

Pioneer hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.

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Origin and Geneology of the Pioneer Hop

Bred at Wye College from Omega and is a sister to Herald. It was released in 1996.

English hops begin to be harvested annually in the fall starting at the beginning of September, and often continuing into early October.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Pioneer Hops

Pioneer is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.

Specific aroma descriptors of the Pioneer hop include pleasant citrus (lemon and grapefruit) tones and hints of herbal, cedar flavors. Pioneer's bittering characteristics are crisp, refreshing and clean.

Tags: #cedar  #grapefruit  #herbal  #lemon  #grapefruit  #crisp  #clean 

Brewing Values for Pioneer Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Pioneer hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.


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Alpha Acid % (AA)
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
8-10.5%
9.3% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.3.5-4.5%
4% avg
Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.2:1 - 3:1
2:1 avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »36-40%
38% avg
Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »1-1.8 mL
1.4mL avg