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Progress makes an excellent bittering and late aroma hop.

Flavour and Aroma

The aroma characteristics include sweet grass, floral, mint and earthy flavour tones.


Sweet, floral, minty.

Bittering Characteristics

Full bodied and well rounded describes Progress’ bittering characteristics.

Flavour Intensity

6 /10


Originally introduced as a replacement for Fuggle, a seedling of WGV crossed with OB79, it was developed at Wye College in the UK in 1951 and released for commercial growing in 1964. Progress is a tall hop with a cone structure similar but more open than that of Fuggle and it has a tolerance to wilt, but a susceptibility to powdery and downy mildews.

Hop Analysis

  • Alpha acid 6-7.5%
  • Beta acid 2-3.3%
  • Co-Humulone 33%
  • Total Oils 0.8-1.0%
  • Myrcene 29%
  • Humulene 36-42%
  • Farnesene trace