African Queen hops are currently the most popular variety from South Africa. African Queen was bred by South African Breweries (SAB) and is the cross between two experimental varieties 94US2/118 and 91J7/25.
African Queen Hop Review & Profile
African Queen is a higher alpha variety, but is recognized for its royal and robust aroma. Dark fruits like blueberries and black currants are the big flavors here, but they are backed up by sweet fruits like watermelon, gooseberries, and stone fruit. African Queen also offers some unique and interesting background flavors like lemongrass, green coffee, and chilies.