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Warrior Hop United States of America Hop

Warrior Hop

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Purpose:Dual
Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:WAR
Brand ID:YCR 5
Ownership:® Yakima Chief Ranches

Origin of the Warrior Hop

Developed by Select Botanicals Group and Yakima Chief Ranches

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Warrior

Specific aromas descriptors are mild, resinous and subtle pine

#pine  #mild  #resin  



Brewing Values for Warrior

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

Alpha Acids (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.
14.5-18%
16.3% avg
Beta AcidsThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades as beer ages. Higher levels of beta acids will result in a slower decline of bittering.4.3-5.3%
4.8% avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.22-26%
24% 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 »1.3-1.7 mL
1.5mL avg

Common Hop Pairings with Warrior

Some hops just taste better together. We agree, so we recently analyzed hundreds of the most popular beers to find which hops are commonly paired together. We found that Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, Citra, Cascade & Amarillo hops are commonly used alongside the Warrior hop, although many others have also been seen with it.

Here is the relative frequency of the top 7 hops that are used with Warrior:



Common Beers and Styles using Warrior

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Warrior hop include Pale Ale, IPA, Stout & Barleywine.

Warrior Hop Substitutions

If any version of the Warrior hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to use one of these other hops as a substitution for a similar outcome:

Is Warrior Available in Cryo/Lupulin Powder Form?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Warrior hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.


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