Fuggle Hops was a cornerstone for English brewing during the late 1800's and early 1900's. In the Kent region in 1861, Richard Fuggle selected this variety as a seedling or seed and later introduced it into commerce in 1875 under his own name. This variety is also grown in other parts of Europe as well as the U.S.
Fuggle Hops is an aroma hops with a 3.5%-5.5% alpha acid rating. During its peak times over 100 years ago it was used both for bittering as well as aroma in beer. It became less economical as higher alpha varieties came along to use Fuggle for bittering. It carries a high carryophyllene oil as well as farnesene oil content. This combination brings a herbal and woody type of aroma to the finished brew.