Pilgrim’s siblings, First Gold and Herald are both dwarf hop varieties, Pilgrim however is not. A cultivar of Wye College, England, Pilgram displays first-rate bittering qualities in addition to favorable aroma and flavor characteristics. It was released in the year 2000.
Considered round and full bodied with classic English-style bitterness, its complex flavor and aroma have been likened to grassy herbs, grapefruit citrus, berries and pears right through to spice, cedar and honey.
It has good storage stability, an excellent yield potential and resistance to wilt and mildew. Pilgrim is a true all-purpose hop, great in the boil from beginning to end.
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|Characteristics||Rounded bitterness, grassy herbs, pears, and spice|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||9%-13%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.2%-5.2%|
|Cone Size||Medium to large|
|Seasonal Maturity||Mid to Late|
|Yield Amount||2030 kg/hectare (1810 lbs/acre)|
|Resistant to||Resistant to wilt, powdery mildew and downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest||Difficult|
|Total Oil Composition||1.8-1.8 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||36%-36%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||17%|
|Substitutes||Target, Pioneer, Challenger|
|Style Guide||English Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Stout, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout|