Will add 12%-14% alpha acid content to your hops schedule. It is a dual purpose alpha variety, and is good for the beginning of the boil, or mid-additions. Chinook is popular in American style Pale Ale and India Pale ale craft beers. Some piney and herbal notes will be evident in a fresh batch. In Michigan Chinook is getting very positive reviews. In a few years it may be classified as Michigan Chinook.