Target Hops

Target is a robust hop with an excellent intense aroma, well regarded as an aroma hop for late hopping or dry hopping and used effectively as a bittering hop too.
Target Hops

Flavour and Aroma

Target has excellent, intense aromas of sage, citrus and a spicy undertone in flavour.


Sage, citrus, spice.

Bittering Characteristics

Sharp and assertive.

Flavour Intensity

9 /10


Released in 1972 by Wye College in the UK, Target is a cousin of Challenger and has developed to become a widely grown and established English Hop variety. It has a high tolerance to wilt and resistance to strains of powdery mildew but is susceptible to downy mildew.

Hop Analysis

  • Alpha acid 8.5-13.5%
  • Beta acid 4-5.7%
  • Co-Humulone 37%
  • Total Oils 1.2-1.8%
  • Myrcene 45%
  • Humulene 17%
  • Farnesene trace