A traditional IPA hop, Nugget exhibits intense bittering quality, providing herbal and spicy notes. With high alpha acids and good aroma profile, the varietal functions predominantly as a bittering hop in American style ales and lagers.
Typical A.A: 12 – 14.5%
Possible Substitutions: Galena, Magnum, Columbus, Target
A quite popular hop in craft and home brewing, Nugget functions predominantly as a bittering hop in American Pale Ale’s with flavor and aroma provided by Cascade, Amarillo or Centennial. Great for many Ale’s including, Barley wine, Stout and Porter.
For an IPA with tropical fruit and citrus qualities, utilize Nugget for bittering with Citra and Simcoe as flavoring and aroma. Nugget supplies the resinous, pungent bittering element to complement the newer, exotic hops varieties.