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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: England
Noble: No
Uses: bittering or aroma
Beer styles: English ale styles
Substitutions: East Kent Golding
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 8-10 %
Beta Acids: 3.5-4 %
Cohumulone: 36-40 %
Myrcene: 31-36 %
Humulene: 22-24 %
Caryophyllene: 7-8 %
Farnesene: less than 1 %
Total Oil: 1.0-1.8 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

good %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: moderate
Harvest: mid to late season

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

Pioneer is a dual-use hedgerow hop or, according to some sources, a "semi-dwarf" hop that lacks some true hedgerow hop characteristics. It has a pleasant English character and relatively high alpha acids.