Pilgrim (UK) Hop Pellets are a dual purpose variety 'high hop'. Bred at the Hop Research Institute of Wye College, it has the same father as First Gold and Herald. It has performed well as a replacement for other dual hops. It is often compared to Target because of its alpha acid levels. However, higher levels of Humulene and Selinen levels comparable to Challenger give Pilgrim a much hoppier aroma. From early storage trials, stability of the alpha acids in Pilgrim seems to be excellent.
Origin: Pilgrim was bred at the Hop Research Institute of Wye College and is sister to First Gold and Herald. It was released in 2000.
Usage: Pilgrim performs very well as a dual purpose hop, and is often compared to Target because of its alpha acid levels. However, is high oil content (particularly humulene and selinene) give Pilgrim a much hoppier aroma.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Surprisingly fruity for an English hop, Pilgrim exhibits prominent citrus (think lemon and grapefruit) with pear and berry aromatics, underscored with expressive earthy, woodsy spice and herbs.
Average Alpha: 9-13%