Often compared to Challenger hops, Phoenix was also bred by Wye College as a dual purpose brewing ingredient and released in 1996. Phoenix hops contain an alpha acid content between 8.5% and 13.5%, and are regarded as an excellent bittering option. A uniquely deep aroma of pine, chocolate and molasses makes Phoenix hops a great addition to Bitters, Stouts, and Porters. While Phoenix hops are generally available, you could also use Challenger, Northdown, or East Kent Golding if needed. To really get a taste of Phoenix hops, look for the winter release of Real Ale Brewing Company’s Phoenixx Double ESB.
|Flavor and Aroma||Spicy, Piney|