This hop profile is for Target Hops. They are an English variety that was bred in the mid-1960s at the Department of Hop Research at Wye College. It appears that it was released in 1972 and made available to the US in the spring of ’76. Some other hop varieties bred at Wye College include Brewer’s Gold, Progress, and Admiral hops.
It’s a cross between Kent Goldings and Northern Brewer, producing small tight cones.
Aroma/Flavor: Unique herbal character, earthy, minerally, grassy
Alpha Acid: 8.0 – 12.5%
Typical Usage: Bittering – Some sources claiming some good flavoring results.
Beer Styles: English style ales, American porters and stouts. Subtitutes include Fuggles and Willamette.