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Released to the public in 1972, Challenger hops were developed at Wye College from varieties Northern Brewer and German Zattler.  Challenger features decent bitterness and a floral aroma and as such is considered fine for bittering or for dry hopping. Its flavor is smooth, with balanced floral characteristics and clean citrus notes. 

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Alpha (%)

5.7 - 7.3

Beta (%)

3.9 - 4.2

Total Oil (mg/100g)

0.8 - 1.0


Citrus, sweet, herbal

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