US Apollo Hop Pellets have a very high alpha, good storage stability, and low cohumulone ratio making them an excellent choice for bittering. Added late into the boil Apollo provides a strong grapefruit and hoppy note.
- Typical Use: Sharp Clean Bittering
- Flavor: Resin, Grapefruit, Hops
- Format: Pellet
- Styles: American-style IPAs, Experimental IPAs, Imperial IPAs
- Origin: American
- Alpha Acid: 15.0-19.0 or More (High)
- Beta Acids: 5.5 – 8.0%
- Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.8 – 3.5
- Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 24 – 28%
- Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.5 – 2.5
- Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F) 80 – 90%
- Similar Hop Varieties: Bravo, Nugget, Columbus
- Yield Amount2900-3350 kg/hectare (2600-3000 lbs/acre)
Super-Alpha hop Apollo was first bred in 2000 by Hopsteiner and released to the public in 2006. it is descended from Zeus and two other unnamed USDA varieties. It tends to be quite expensive though quantities used tend to be smaller due to its ultra-high concentration of alpha-acids.To its credit Apollos abundance of alpha acids also come with a sharp clean bittering profile with other highly desirable factors being great storage stability and disease tolerance. It is usually employed alongside aroma hops in order to achieve balance but when used as a late addition or dry hop itself some grapefruit notes become evident.
You can find Apollo in Brown Bison Ale, Pirate Pale Ale, Pin-Head Pilsner, and Belgo Pale Ale to name a few and often alongside varieties Glacier and Palisade. It is principally grown in the US.