- 🇬🇧 Great Britain
Sovereign hops, a dwarf variety, are deeply rooted in the classic British brewing tradition. Bred at the renowned Wye College in 1995 and subsequently released in 2004, Sovereign hops are a product of open pollination and proudly bear the legacy of being the granddaughter of the Pioneer hop variety. This hop has garnered respect in the brewing community for its intricate and nuanced aroma profile. It exudes a blend of earthy, floral, grassy, and minty notes, with some brewers even detecting subtle hints of green tea and vanilla in their brews. When it comes to bittering, Sovereign hops offer a classic and well-rounded profile. They are often paired with Goldings hops, especially in English-style beers, to achieve a harmonious blend of flavors. This hop is not just limited to English brews; it's versatile enough to be used in a range of beers including Pale Ales, Pilsners, Bitters, Helles, and Wheat beers.