Density shares the same interesting heritage as its sibling, Defender. Selected by Dr R. A. Neve at Wye College in England, Density was born as a cross from a New Mexico Wild American female hop, Eastwell Golding and other English hops. However, its very low alpha content and low yield potential has caused it to be discontinued from commercial production in England. Like it’s sibling, it is said to also feature a pleasant, European-style aroma.

Also Known As
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.4%-6.6%
Beta Acid Composition 3.3%
Co-Humulone Composition  36%
Country  UK
Cone Size Small to medium
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity  Mid
Yield Amount 1120-1570 kg/hectare (1000-1400 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to  Resistant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to  Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 72% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.44 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 57%
Humulene Oil Composition 17%
Caryophyllene Oil  7%
Farnesene Oil 0.3%
Substitutes  Defender
Style Guide


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