Bravo’s high alpha content is largely attributable to its parent variety, Zeus. It’s bittering quality is considered smooth and in addition features light floral aromas and subtle flavors of orange and stone fruit making it highly desirable for use in many different ale styles.
Developed as part of the Hopsteiner Breeding Program, Bravo hops were released to the public in 2006 as a high-yielding and vigorous late-season hop with a high alpha profile and balanced oils. Bravo also has a history of being picked up by US West Coast breweries where similar hops have been in low supply.
Characteristics: Spicy, earthy, and lightly floral aroma
Alpha Acid Composition: 14%-17%
Beta Acid Composition: 3%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition: 29%-34%
Storability: Retains 70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Total Oil Composition: 1.6-2.4 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition: 25%-50%
Humulene Oil Composition: 18%-20%
Caryophyllene Oil: 10%-12%
Farnesene Oil: 0%-1%
Style Guide: India Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, Extra Special Bitter