Progress hops were originally developed by HRI-Wye in 1951 as to alternative to the Fuggle hop variety. Progress is relatively low in alpha acids (around 6%) and is primarily used as an aroma/flavor addition. The aroma and taste is slightly sweet and can be described as almost having a lime character. Common use is for lighter beers like pale ales, lighter bitters, wheat beers. It also is a nice addition to the porter and stout styles.
Typical Use : Aroma
All Grain Recipe - Progress Oatmeal Stout ::: ??? (5 Gal)
8 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
1.5 lbs. - Oatmeal or Flaked Oats
1/2 lb - Chocolate Malt
1/4 lb - Black Malt
1/2 lb - Crystal malt (80L)
1 oz - Fuggles hops (60 min.)
1 oz - Progress hops (30 min.)
White Labs Irish Ale Yeast (WLP004)
Mash at 151° to 153° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 65° to 68°