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Phoenix Hops

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Phoenix hops originated from Wye College in England and were developed from a Yeoman seedling. This unique variety is known for its high oil content and excellent fresh flavor characteristics.

Phoenix hops’ flavor and aroma profile include pine, floral, chocolate, molasses, and a slight spiciness. Its well-balanced and rich bitterness makes it a great alternative to dual-purpose or bittering hops.

Phoenix hops are great for brewing various beer styles, such as classic English ales, porters, stouts, and darker styles that capture the dark, roasty elements. They can also be good in beers that need a spicy, chocolatey, or woody aromatic profile.

Country of Origin:United Kingdom
Hop Growers Code:PHX TC105

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Phoenix Flavor And Aroma

Phoenix is a dual-purpose hop that is often described to have the following aroma characteristics:



pine trees




Phoenix Hop Oil Breakdown

Hop oils can vary from year to year and farm to farm but based on our research, here are the typical values we have seen reported. This information comes from various hop farms, The Hop Aroma Compendium, and For The Love Of Hops.

Alpha Acid % (AA)
Alpha acids are what is isomerized when boiling to create bitterness in beer.
9.0% – 12.0%
Beta Acid %
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
4.0% – 5.5%
Alpha-Beta Ratio
This ratio of alpha acids to beta acids determines how quickly bitterness fades during aging. Lower ratios are common for aromatic varieties.
1:1 – 4:1
Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
24% – 28%
Total Oils (mL/100g)
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
1.2mL – 2.5mL
green, resinous
20% – 30%
woody, piney
25% – 35%
8% – 11%
1.0% – 2.0%
Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selinene42% – 47%
Hop Storage Index (HSI)
The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C).
Retains 80%-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF).
Hop Storage Index (HSI) RatingGreat

Phoenix Hop Substitutions

Replacing one hop for another is seldom straightforward but sometimes you don’t have the right hop or the right quantity of hops for the beer you want to make. For those situations, we have made a comprehensive list of hops to substitute on brew day.

These substitutions aren’t perfect as hop chemistry is pretty complex.

We wanted to make this list of substitutions with varietals that are easy to find when possible. For Phoenix, we recommend substituting with the following hops:

Beer Styles

For the most part, any hop could have a place in just about any beer style. Based on popular beers, historical usage, and our own preferences, we would recommend using Phoenix for IPA, New England IPA, Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Golden Ale. That being said, experiment and see what works best for you.


Hieronymus, Stan. For The Love of Hops. Brewers Publications, 2012
The Hop Aroma Compendium. 2012