Herald hops were one of a first wave of dwarf hops introduced to the industry. It was released in 1996 alongside sisters Pilgrim and Pioneer. Some brewers were initially reluctant to use Herald despite its clean bitterness and a nice nose of orange and grapefruit. Today Herald is employed by a multitude of craft breweries, particularly in the UK.


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Also Known As
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 11.9%-12.8%
Beta Acid Composition 4.8%-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 35%-37%
Country UK
Cone Size Large
Cone Density Moderate to compact
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 1200-1250 kg/hectare (1070-1120 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt, powdery mildew and downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1-1.9 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 40%-40%
Humulene Oil Composition 15%-15%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Pioneer
Style Guide Pale Ale, Golden Ale

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