Developed by Charles Faram & Co Ltd in the UK, proprietary hop Jester® brings with it distinct flavors and aroma qualities quite different to that of tradition English hop varieties. These unique characteristics include forward and robust notes of tropical fruits, grapefruit and blackcurrant and even hints of Lychee. It is considered most useful as a mid to late addition but is also fantastic to dry hop with. Though not considered a particularly useful bittering hop, when used in this regard it imparts a mild, herbal resonance.


Considered “New-World” in style, Jester® has been likened more to wild fruit-centric US varieties and was initially bred with the emulation of US hops Cascade, Centennial and Columbus in mind. So unique is Jester® as an English hop that it’s name is said to have come as a result of general disbelief that the variety was actually English — with people suggesting they must have been joking.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Tropical fruit, grapefruit, blackcurrant, hints of lychee
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 7%-9%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-6%
Co-Humulone Composition 23%-28%
Country UK
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Resistant to Verticillium Wilt
Susceptible to
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.6-1.2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 45%-50%
Humulene Oil Composition 2%
Caryophyllene Oil
Farnesene Oil 0.1-0.2%
Substitutes Cascade, Challenger
Style Guide Pale Ale, IPA

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