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Pride of Ringwood

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: Australia
Noble: No
Uses: bittering or aroma
Beer styles: Australian lagers
Substitutions: Kent Goldings, Centennial, Galena, Cluster
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 7-10.5 %
Beta Acids: 4-6 %
Cohumulone: 32-39 %
Myrcene: 25-50 %
Humulene: 2-8 %
Caryophyllene: 5-10 %
Farnesene: none or less than 1 %
Total Oil: 0.9-2.0 %
Storage

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

45-55 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: good
Harvest: midseason to late

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

Pride of Ringwood was bred in Australia from the English hop Pride of Kent, possibly by means of crossing with a wild Tasmanian hop. Although its 7-10.5 % alpha acid level has been eclipsed by later-developed hops, when it was released in 1965 it was the highest alpha acid hop in the world. An even higher alpha version, Super Pride, was later developed by Australian hop breeders.

Pride of Ringwood quickly became the predominant Australian hop, accounting for about 90% of the country's hop production. The vines are vigorous growers.

Pride of Ringwood has a distinct citrus aroma that is strong and somewhat coarse but still pleasant; it is quite distinctive, especially in late additions, and accounts for the unique character of many Australian beers, including Foster's lager.