Apollo ™



Characteristics: Citrus, grapefruit, dank

Alpha: 15-19%

Typical usage: Bittering/Dual

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Apollo is a super alpha variety that is a descendent of Zeus hops and was first cultivated in 2000. Its monstrous alpha acid percentage (15-19%) makes it a popular bittering hop for big IPAs. It is dank with resinous aromas and flavors, but also offers some nice bright citrus elements. Originally it was only used as a bittering hop, but has found a recent resurgence as a dual purpose hop. Apollo has excellent storage stability. Apollo has very high alpha, good storage stability and low cohumulone. Added late into the brew boil, it is said to provide a strong grapefruit and hoppy note.

Pedigree Daughter of Zeus
Aroma/Flavor Strong grapefruit
Alpha Acids* 15.0 – 19.0%
Beta Acids 5.5 – 8.0 %
Cohumulone 24 – 28 % of alpha acids
Total Oil 1.5 – 2.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 30 – 55 % of total oil
Humulene 20 – 35 % of total oil
Caryophyllene 14 – 20 % of total oil
Farnesene < 1 % of total oil

All hops listed are by the pound (lb.)