Bred in 1970 by the USDA breeding program in Oregon and released in 1983, Nugget is a high alpha cultivar that is beginning to gain some acceptance as a dual purpose variety. Its lineage includes Brewer's Gold, Canterbury Golding, and Early Green.
Country of Origin: United States
Aroma Profile: Citrus, Stone Fruit, Tropical, Woody
Beer Styles: IPA, Amber Ale, Pale Ale
Alpha Acid: 13–16%
Beta Acid: 4–5.5%
Total Oil: 1–3 ml/100g