Bred in Oregon circa 1970 and released in 1997, Horizon is descended from Brewer's Gold and is a half-sister to Nugget. With a low co-humulone level of 16 - 19%, Horizon imparts characteristics similar to noble varieties. Described as providing a smooth bittering quality, the hop contributes floral and spicy flavors and aromas to the finished beer. While the varieties alpha acid levels often range between 8 - 12%, Horizon is regarded as a dual purpose type and can be utilized in every stage of the brewing process.
Typical A.A: 8.8%-12%
Possible Substitutions: Brewers Gold