African Queen is a South African hop that is a dual purpose hop meaning it can be used from frist addition hops as a bittering agent or as flavor and aroma additions from whirlpool to dry hopping. It may sometimes be seen as J17 or J-17-63. It has an alpha acid of 10-17% and a beta acid of 3.9-6.2%.
It has an aroma that can be described as dank, blueberries, black currant, bubble gum, stone fruit, gooseberries, lemongrass and chilies.
It works wonderfully when you are looking for a interesting note in your subtle beer that may contain coffee, fruit and/or spices and plays very well as a blend with other hops.
It is a great choice for use in IPAs, Pale Ales, Beligan Ales, and Saisons.
Possible Substitutions for African Queen can include Amarillo® (US), Amarillo® (GR), Cascade (US), Cascade (BC), Simcoe®, Citra® and Mosaic® (HBC 369).
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha Acid: 22-30%
Total Oils (mL/100g): 0.7-1.5
All Others (including β-pinene, linalool, geraniol & selinene): 17-44%
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