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Apollo Hop United States of America Hop

Apollo Hop

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Purpose:Bittering
Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:APO
Cultivar/Brand ID:01051
Ownership:™ Hopsteiner

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.

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Origin of Apollo Hops

Zeus x (98001 x USDA 19058m)

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, grapefruit, orange, pine, resin, and cannabis.

#citrus  #grapefruit  #orange  #pine  #resin  #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.
15-20.5%
17.8% avg
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 - 4:1
3:1 avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.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 »1.5-2.5 mL
2mL avg

Beer Styles using Apollo Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Apollo hop include American Ale.

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 one of these other hops for a similar outcome:

Is Apollo available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Apollo hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more 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[2] 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

If you see an error in our data, please let us know!

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References:
  1. https://beermaverick.com/the-most-common-hops-used-in-ipas/
  2. https://beermaverick.com/analyzing-the-usa-hop-production-statistics-of-2019/

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