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Phoenix is an unusual hop with high oil content making it a good alternative to a dual-purpose or bittering hop. Brewers have reported interesting results when using it as a late hop. It is a little known hop as it was originally grown and sold to just one brewer.

Flavour and Aroma

Phoenix has excellent fresh flavour characteristics that include pine, floral, chocolate, molasses and slightly spicy.


Molasses, chocolate, spicy.

Bittering Characteristics

Phoenix produces a well balanced and rich bitterness.

Flavour Intensity

5 /10


Developed at the same time as Admiral, Phoenix is a seedling of

Yeoman, developed at Horticulture Research International (HRI), Wye College in the UK and released for general cultivation in 1996. Phoenix produces good-sized cones well down the bine. A versatile and robust variety, with a high tolerance to wilt, resistance to strains of powdery mildew, but susceptible to downy mildew. It has excellent storage stability.

Hop Analysis

  • Alpha acid 8-12%
  • Beta acid 3.8-5.4%
  • Co-Humulone 30%
  • Total Oils 1.2-2.5%
  • Myrcene 24%
  • Humulene 30%
  • Farnesene 1.5%