English dual-use variety Target was released in 1992 and features a lineage including Northern Brewer and Eastwell Golding. Though being somewhat closely related, Target’s cousin, Challenger is considerably different.


Target’s popularity has gone up and down over the years but it now seems to be popular with craft brewers, being used in Green Man Ale’s IPA in Asheville, North Carolina and in many English craft brews. It yields well in England specifically but suffers poor storage stability.

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Also Known As Wye Target
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 8%-12.5%
Beta Acid Composition 5%-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 29%-35%
Country UK
Cone Size Small to medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 1350-1800 kg/hectare (1200-1610 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to Resistant to powdery mildew, verticillium wilt
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 45%-55% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.6-2.6 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 17%-22%
Humulene Oil Composition 8%-10%
Caryophyllene Oil 0%-1%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Fuggle, Willamette
Style Guide Bitter, Pale Ale, Kentish Bitter, India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, American Lager

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