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With a much hoppier aroma due to its higher levels of Humulene and Challenger-like Selinene, it works well as a bittering or late aroma hop.

Flavour and Aroma

Pilgrim has a deeply fruity, spicy, yet unusually pleasant lemon/grapefruit aroma with flavour characteristics including verdant berries and pears.


Spicy, citrus, pears.

Bittering Characteristics

As a bittering hop it provides a refreshing, full bodied and rounded bitterness.

Flavour Intensity

6 /10


Bred at Horticulture Research International (HRI), Wye College in the UK, Pilgrim was a new variety released in 2001. With its plump and oval cone structure, it is highly tolerant to wilt and has a good resistance to both powdery and downy mildews. It has excellent storage stability of the resins.

Hop Analysis

  • Alpha acid 9-13%
  • Beta acid 4-5%
  • Co-Humulone 35%
  • Total Oils 1-1.8%
  • Myrcene 30-35%
  • Humulene 21-25%
  • Farnesene 0.3%