Apollo Hops

Apollo Hops If you are looking for a high alpha acid hop variety that can bitter your beer with under an ounce, then look no further than the Apollo hop variety…

This variety (also known as Hopsteiner 0151) was released in 2006, and not only will it bitter your beer quite intensely, but it also has good aromatic properties…

This hop variety can be used as an aroma hop in most of your ales where you want a little grapefruit and hoppy note, and it can be used as a bittering hop in really hoppy beers… beers like IPA’s, Double IPA’s, American Stouts, Foreign Extra Stouts, Russian Imperial Stouts, Barleywines…

Here are some of the most important characteristics of this hop variety:

Alpha:Beta Ratio: 2.7
Alpha Acids: 16 – 20%
Beta Acids: 5.5 – 8%
Cohumulone (% of Alpha Acids): 23 – 28%

Total Oil: 1.5 – 2.5 (mL of oil per 100 grams)
Myrcene: 30 – 55% of total oils
Humulene: 20 – 35% of total oils

Some possible bittering hop substitutions for apollo can be other high alpha varieties like: CTZ, Magnum, Millenium, Nugget, or Warrior hops. These hop varieties don’t really share the same aroma characteristics…

To get the aroma characteristics of this hop variety, you’ll be better off substituting with Cascade, New Zealand Cascade, New Zealand Riwaka, Citra maybe Chinook hops… just keep in mind that some of these hops also have more citrusy character and in the case of Chinook you are also looking at piney and spicy notes…