Australian Pride of Ringwood
Second generation from the English-Pride of Kent. Bred in Australia. The main hop variety in Australia (since the early 1960´s)
Aroma: Quite pronounced but not unpleasant
Cone Structure: Fairly long, quite tight cone
Lupulin: Moderate to large amount, medium dark yellow
Growth & Harvest Information
Growth Habit: Good vigor, well hopped, and a nice grower-friendly hop
Maturity: Midseason - late variety
Yield: 2200 - 2800 kg./ha. or 1950 - 2500 lb./ac.
Drying and Baling: No problems
Storageability: 45 - 55% alpha acids remaining after six (6) months storage at 20° C
Disease Reaction: Downy mildew, powdery mildew, and aphis are absent from Australia so its susceptibility to these is immaterial.
Alpha Acid: 7.0 - 10.0% w/w
Beta Acids: 4.0 - 6.0% w/w
Co-Humulone: 33 - 39% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.0 - 2.0 mls/100 grams
Myrcene: 25 - 50% of whole oil
Humulene: 3 - 8% of whole oil
Caryophyllene: 5 - 10% of whole oil
Farnesene: <1% of whole oil
General Trade Perception
Predominantly a bittering hop (high alpha hop) but with interesting aromatic qualities
At time of release in 1965, it was the highest alpha acid hop in the world; and went on to become more than 90% of the Australian crop--closely associated with such famous beers as Foster's Lager.
So, do you use POR? Why or why not? What styles does it go best in?