Bravo is a somewhat recent US cultivar with a parentage from the Zeus hop variety. With its relatively high alpha acid content (14 - 17%AA) Bravo is a
good choice of a bittering base.
Aromatic qualities of Bravo range from being described as Earthy and Herbal to somewhat Floral as well as spicy.
Bravo has gained some popularity when hops have been in short supply and have been featured in a series of US West Coast IPAs.
Typical Use : Bittering
All Grain Recipe - Bravo IPA ::: 1.063 / 1.014 (6 Gal)
Grain Bill (assume 72% Efficiency)
12 lbs - Pale Malt (2 Row, US)
1 lb - Munich Malt
1 lb - Victory Malt
1/2 lb - Crystal Malt (40L)
Hop Schedule [53 IBU]
1 oz - Bravo Hops (60 min.)
1/2 oz - Bravo Hops (15 min.)
2 oz - Cascade Hops (1 min.)
White Labs WLP001 / Wyeast 1056 / Safale US-05
Mash at 152° to 154° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 68°