Warrior Hops

Continuing with the hop profiling, here is one on Warrior hops.

It was bred on the Yakima Chief Ranches and the name Warrior is a trademark of that company.  It appears that a before market name for the variety was YCR005.

On the Yakima Chief website, they state that the hop is of “recent origin”.  I did some digging in an independent hop harvesting report and the first year Warrior hops were harvested was 2001.

Warrior hops’ lineage is unknown to the general public…at least from what I read.

They are another one of these low cohumulone varieties that make for a pleasing bitterness.

Origin: Washington State

Aroma/Flavor: Grapefruity and lemony, some piney notes.  Also saw pineapple as a descriptor

Alpha Acid: 15.0-17.0%

Typical Usage: Bittering

Beer Styles: Pale Ale, IPA