|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
Purchase Apollo Hops
Apollo hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.
Origin and Geneology of the Apollo Hop
Apollo is a cross between Zeus and a male with (98001 x USDA 19058m) lineage. It was released in 2006.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Apollo Hops
Apollo is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.
Apollo is a super high-alpha variety with a low cohumulone level that makes it an excellent bittering hop. When Apollo is used toward the end of the boil it can contribute flavors and aromas of citrus (lime), grapefruit, orange, pine, resin, and cannabis.
Brewing Values for Apollo Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Apollo hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.
|Alpha Acid % (AA)|
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||5.5-8%6.8% avg|
|Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.||2:1 - 4:13:1 avg|
|Hop Storage Index (HSI)The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C). The freshest hops will always be the best.||15% (Great) 0.1-0.2|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »||23-28%25.5% avg|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »||0.8-2.5 mL1.7mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||30-50%40% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||20-35%27.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||14-20%17% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||0-36%|
Beer Styles using Apollo Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Apollo hop include American Ale & IPA.
Apollo Hop Substitutions
If the Apollo hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Apollo substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Apollo:
Is Apollo available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Apollo hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
Apollo Hop Statistics
We love statistics. We've analyzed hundreds of IPAs, dug into the Hop Growers of America's annual reports and researched the history behind some of the most popular beer ingredients. Here are a few of the things we've found interesting about the Apollo hop:
- Apollo was the 11th most produced hop in the United States in 2019
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