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Purchase Sultana Hops
Sultana 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 Sultana Hop
Sultana is a cross between Nugget, Zeus, and a USDA 19058 male. Its lineage is: 50% Nugget, 25% Zeus, and 25% 19058. Sultana was released as Denali in 2016, then renamed in 2019.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Sultana Hops
Sultana is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
Sultana was formerly called Denali, however it is also called Nuggetzilla by some. This hop is rich in pineapple, citrus (often perceived as lemon), and pine flavors, though it can often come off as spicy as well.
Brewing Values for Sultana Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Sultana 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.||3.5-7%5.3% 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 - 5:13:1 avg|
|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 »||22-26%24% 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 »||2.5-4.5 mL3.5mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||54-55%54.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||15-17%16% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||5-7%6% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||20-26%|
Hop Pairings with Sultana Hops
Some hops just taste better together. We recently analyzed  hundreds of the most popular beers to find which hops are commonly paired together. We found that Citra & El Dorado hops are commonly used alongside the Sultana hop. This is not a complete list, but should give you a good idea of what hops are commonly used together.
Here is the relative frequency of the top 2 hops that are used with Sultana:
Beer Styles using Sultana Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Sultana hop include IPA.
Sultana Hop Substitutions
If the Sultana 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 Sultana substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hops as substitutions of Sultana:
Is Sultana available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Sultana 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.
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