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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
Cultivar/Brand ID:YCR 5
Ownership:® Yakima Chief Ranches

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Purchase Warrior Hops

Warrior 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 Warrior Hop

Warrior hops were developed by Select Botanicals Group and Yakima Chief Ranches.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Warrior Hops

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

Warrior has mild aromas with notes of resin and subtle pine. It was created for its high alpha content, low co-humulone, good storage stability and tolerance to powdery mildew. It is primarily used for its mild, clean bittering properties.

Tags: #pine  #mild  #resin 



Brewing Values for Warrior Hops

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 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 »
14.5-18%
16.3% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.4.3-6%
5.2% 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 - 4:1
3:1 avg
Hop Storage Index (HSI)The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C).24% (Good)
0.24
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 »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 »1-2.5 mL
1.8mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 40-50%
45% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 15-18%
16.5% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 11-14%
12.5% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 17-34%

Hop Pairings with Warrior Hops

Some hops just taste better together. We recently analyzed [1] 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. This is not a complete list, but should give you a good idea of what hops are commonly used together.

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



Beer Styles using Warrior Hops

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

Warrior Hop Substitutions

If the Warrior hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Warrior substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hops as substitutions of Warrior:

Is Warrior available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

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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References:
  1. https://beermaverick.com/the-most-common-hops-used-in-ipas/
  2. https://beermaverick.com/analyzing-the-usa-hop-production-statistics-of-2019/

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