Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Alpha Acid %: 6.5-8.5
Flavor and Aroma Notes: First introduced in 1972, Challenger is a granddaughter of Northern Brewer and niece of Northdown. It is a versatile variety with wide application in both early and late kettle additions with aromas of cedar, green tea and sweet fruit. Mild to moderately intense spice with elements of evergreen and ripe fruit; adds a bright, grassy character as a dry hop. Blends well with earthy or floral varieties.
Styles: English Ales, Brown Ales and Pale Ale