Challenger was released in 1972 by Wye College in the UK. Its Aunt is Northdown and its Grandmother is Northern Brewer. A tall hop with long slender cones, it is high yielding and stores well. It boasts a spicy, cedar, green tea aroma with sweet floral flavour notes. As a bittering hop it gives a refreshing, full-bodied rounded bitterness and as a late hop, it gives a crisp and fruity character.
Flavour Intensity 7/10