Bravo™ came to life in the early 2000's as an open pollination super alpha variety. Bravo™ typically sits around 14-17% Alpha Acid and because of this quickly became a preferred bittering hop for both professional and home brewers. Despite its well-respected reputation as a bittering hop, Bravo™ isn't as one-dimensional as it might seem. It also contributes fruity and floral tones that work well in IPAs, Pale Ales, and Red Ales.
Aroma: Pleasant, aromatic. Alpha Acid: 14 to 17% Typical Usage: Bittering – it’s a clean bittering. Smooth. Beer Styles: American Ale and Strong German lagers.
Alpha Acids* 14.0 - 17.0 % Beta Acids 3.0 - 5.0 % Cohumulone 29 - 34 % of alpha acids Total Oil 1.6 - 2.4 ml/100g Myrcene 25 - 50 % of total oil Humulene 18 - 20 % of total oil Caryophyllene 10 - 12 % of total oil Farnesene < 1 % of total oil
BRAVO™ HOP SUBSTITUTIONS
Bravo™ hops carry a lot of the same flavor profiles and characteristics as Chinook, Columbus, and Warrior, making these hops the best substitutions in your next recipe.