Nugget’s super alpha acid content, low beta and low cohumulone percentages give it an excellent bittering kick popular in IPAs, Imperials and other super hoppy brews. It’s high myrcene content also results in a green, herbal aroma.

Daughter of Brewer’s Gold and mother of Millennium, Nugget’s popularity has grown quickly. Released in 1983, by 1987 it was producing 14% of the Pacific Northwest’s hops.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Solid bittering, light flavor, herbal aroma
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 9.5%-14%
Beta Acid Composition 4.2%-5.8%
Co-Humulone Composition 22%-30%
Country US
Cone Size Medium to large
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 1700-2200 kg/hectare (1520-1970 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to Resistant to prunus necrotic ring-spot virus, downy mildew and powdery mildew
Susceptible to Resistant to prunus necrotic ring-spot virus, downy mildew and powdery mildew
Storability Retains 70%-80% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.5-3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 48%-59%
Humulene Oil Composition 12%-22%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-10%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Galena
Style Guide India Pale Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale

Where to Buy Nugget Hops

As a listing requirement, all suppliers below ship nationally to their respective countries.

Great Fermentations (USA)

Yakima Valley Hops (USA)

Michigan Hop Alliance (USA)

Northwest Hop Farms (Canada)

The Home Brew Shop (UK)

Hauraki Homebrew (New Zealand)
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