Target – 100g
Alpha Acid indicated on the packaging
An excellent high alpha variety which gives bitterness at a very competitive price. Tends to be too harsh for aroma purposes late in the boil but has produced very good results when used as dry hop pellets in the cask.
Target was released in 1972 and was the first result of a Wye College breeding programme to produce a wilt-tolerant high alpha variety. It has rapidly established itself as the most widely grown English variety, with nearly half of the market.
Target is a moderate-yielding high alpha variety that was grown primarily in Kent and Sussex. However, due to the incidence of Wilt, it has now also become prominent in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. It is susceptible to Downy Mildew but has good resistance to both Powdery Mildew and Verticillium Wilt.