Chinook was released in 1985 by USDA – Prosser, WA from a cross of Petham Golding and a USDA high alpha male. Considered a high alpha hop at the time, its piney-resiny flavor and rich grapefruit-citrus aroma now puts it very much in the craft aroma category.
Oregon grown Chinook is not as sharply piney-resiny as Chinook grown in Yakima. It has a more complex and fruity-floral character somewhat like Centennial, with a milder version of pine-resin-grapefruit still present.
Alpha Acid 12 - 14%
Beta Acid 3.5 - 4.5%
Total Oil 1.5 - 2.2mls/100g
Myrcene 35 - 40%
Type 90 Pellets
5 kg/11 lbs; 10 kg/22 lbs.; and 20 kg/ 44 lbs.
All in nitrogen flushed vacuumed-sealed foils.
Full 200-lb. bales (synthetic woven covers).
50-lb. "¼ bales" in nitrogen flushed vacuumed-sealed foils.
12-lb. "Mini bales" in nitrogen flushed vacuumed-sealed foils.