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