Hop Name: Defender

Common Usage: Aroma

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:3.3 - 6%
Beta Range:3.3 - 6%
Cohumulone Range:27 - 27%
Humulene Range:35 - 35%
Myrcene Range:31 - 31%
Farnesene Range:3.7 - 3.7%
Caryophyllene Range:14 - 14%
Total Oil Range:0.5 - 0.5 mL/100g
Defender has an interesting heritage from a New Mexico Wild American female hop, an Eastwell Golding, and various other English hops. However, Defender’s very low alpha content and a high alpha/beta ratio, along with its low yield potential has caused it to be discontinued from commercial production, although it might have promise in breeding use. It is said to have a pleasant, European-style aroma, and a high humulene content.

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Origin: N/A
Storage: Retains 59% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C

Possible Substitutions:
None known