Hop Profile: Warrior - Brooklyn Brew Shop

Hop Profile

Updated on January 27, 2016

Hop Profile: Warrior

The breeders of the Warrior hop keep its origins shrouded in mystery. This hop's lineage and initial release date are not a matter of public knowledge, which makes drinking any beer brewed with it that much more interesting. Warrior features some serious bittering capabilities and imparts citrus notes in anything it is added to. Thanks to this bittering ability, Warrior is a vital part of many IPAs and other hop-dependent styles. Warrior is a relatively high yield hop with good storability, which makes is pretty readily available for use in hoppy American ales.
  1. Origin

    Warrior is said to be of recent origin, with some reports claiming the first harvest was in 2001. Developed at Yakima Chief Ranches in Yakima Valley, Washington, Warrior is a registered trademark of Yakima Chief Co., and they have kept the pedigree of this hop under wraps.
  2. Characteristics

    Warrior imparts a great deal of bitterness thanks to its high alpha acid content. The other flavors that come out tend to be along the lines of grapefruit and lemon with some underlying pine notes. This hop is at its best in beers with a strong bitter hop profile such as IPAs.
  3. Vital Statistics

    Typical Use: Bittering Alpha Acid: 15%-18% Country: USA Flavors: Citrusy, spicy, mildly piney Styles: American Pale Ale, IPA Similar Hops: Nugget, Columbus
  4. Beers to Try

    Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing 60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Warrior Double IPA - Brooklyn Brew Shop