Chocolate, Molasses, Pine, Floral
Alpha Acids: 8-12%
Beta Acids: 3.8-5.4%
Total Oils: 1.2-2.5ml/100g
Phoenix is an unusual hop with high oil content making it a good alternative to a dual-purpose or bittering hop. Developed at the same time as Admiral, Phoenix is a seedling of Yeoman, developed at Horticulture Research International (HRI), Wye College in the UK and released for general cultivation in 1996. It is still a little known hop as it was originally grown and sold to just one brewer.
Phoenix has excellent fresh flavour characteristics including pine, floral, chocolate, molasses and slightly spicy notes. Brewers have reported interesting findings when using it as a late hop addition. With substitutions such as Challenger, East Kent Golding and Northdown, Phoenix performs well as a replacement for high alpha or dual purpose hops. Late hop additions for aroma have produced good results.
Phoenix produces good-sized cones well down the bine. A versatile and robust variety, with a high tolerance to wilt, resistance to strains of powdery mildew, but susceptible to downy mildew. It has excellent storage stability.