Target is second-generation selection from Northern Brewer crossed with a male seedling of English Goldings. Released by Wye College in 1973. Target provides high yields of alpha acids with a robust aroma and naturally low seed content. It is currently grown in England in Kent and the West Midlands, and in small quantities in Germany and Belgium. It is by far the predominant English variety at present and widely used for its high alpha acid content and strong typical English aroma. Some brewers find the bitterness character a little hard. Used in all types of beer. Also sometimes used, usualy in CO2 extracted hop oil form, to provide a distinctive dry hop effect.