Target 8.0%-12.5% AA was bred at the Hop Research Institute at Wye College in England and was released in 1992, Target is a cross between the following: Northern Brewer and Eastwell Golding. Target Hops is a cousin to Challenger Hops, although they have different characteristics.
Widely used in the UK for its bittering and aroma qualities. Target imparts a clean bitterness and is commonly used for kettle additions for its smooth bite. Known for excellent, intense aromas of sage, citrus and a spicy undertone in flavor, it has created a following in breweries for its aroma that comes from the oil composition. Myrcene oil content is high in Target, while the other oils are in moderate range. Farnesene is only present in trace amounts. It can also effectively be used as a dry hop addition.
Typical Beer Styles: All Ales and Lagers
The storage stability for Target is low, however, so look for fresh whole hops, or pellets.
Aroma: Pleasant, intense English hop aroma of sage, citrus, and spice
Alpha Acids: 8.0 — 13.0Beta Acids: 4.5 — 5.
Co-Humulone: 29 — 37% of alpha acid
Total Oil: 1.6 — 2.6 mls/10
Substitutions: East Kent Goldings, Fuggle, Willamette