Pilgrim has a deeply fruity, spicy, yet unusually pleasant, lemon/grapefruit aroma with flavour characteristics including verdant berries and pears.
As a bittering hop it provides a refreshing, full-bodied and rounded bitterness.
With a much hoppier aroma due to its higher levels of Humulene and Challenger-like Selinene, it works well as a bittering or late aroma hop.
Breeding of Pilgrim
Bred at Horticulture Research International (HRI), Wye College in the UK, Pilgrim was a new variety released in 2001.