Pilgrim’s siblings, First Gold and Herald are both dwarf hop varieties, Pilgrim however is not. A cultivar of Wye College, England, Pilgram displays first-rate bittering qualities in addition to favorable aroma and flavor characteristics. It was released in the year 2000.


Considered round and full bodied with classic English-style bitterness, its complex flavor and aroma have been likened to grassy herbs, grapefruit citrus, berries and pears right through to spice, cedar and honey.

It has good storage stability, an excellent yield potential and resistance to wilt and mildew. Pilgrim is a true all-purpose hop, great in the boil from beginning to end.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Rounded bitterness, grassy herbs, pears, and spice
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 9%-13%
Beta Acid Composition 4.2%-5.2%
Co-Humulone Composition 36%-38%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium to large
Cone Density Moderate
Seasonal Maturity Mid to Late
Yield Amount 2030 kg/hectare (1810 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to Resistant to wilt, powdery mildew and downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.8-1.8 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 36%-36%
Humulene Oil Composition 17%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%
Farnesene Oil 0.3%
Substitutes Target, Pioneer, Challenger
Style Guide English Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Stout, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout

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