Progress was bred in the 1950’s at Wye College in England and released in 1964 as a low-cost alternative for Fuggle hops. Slightly sweet with subtly bitter, it features pleasant and Fuggle-like floral aromas of grass, mint and earth.


It is the progeny of Whitbread Golding and an unnamed American male variety and is only grown commercially in England in limited amounts for a few specific breweries. Progress may also exhibit breeding potential on account of its exceptionally early seasonal maturity.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Sweet flavor, Fuggle-like aromas of grass, mint and earth. Subtle bitterness.
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 6%-7.5%
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3.3%
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-34%
Country UK
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Very early
Yield Amount 900-1120 kg/hectare (800-1000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low
Resistant to Tolerant to downy mildew and verticillium wilt
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 74% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Moderate to Easy
Total Oil Composition 0.5-1.2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 24%-33.5%
Humulene Oil Composition 36%-47%
Caryophyllene Oil 10.6%-14%
Farnesene Oil 1%
Substitutes East Kent Golding, Fuggle
Style Guide English Bitters, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Czech Pilsner, Bock, Cask Ale, Wheat

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