The Sovereign was developed at Wye College by Dr Peter Darby from natural pollination in 1995. It is a descendant of the Pioneer and the WGV.
Characteristics: Light, sweet, floral that can develop subtle fruity notes. There is also mint, green tea and even vanilla. It works well with Goldings or as a single hop in your beer making.
Usage: American Lager, American Pale Ale
- Alpha: 4 - 7%.
- Beta: 2.1 - 3.1%.
- Cohumulone: 22 - 30%.
Cumulative oils: 0.6 - 1ml/100g
Possible substitutes: Fuggle
Origin Type of hops: Dual Form: Pellets