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Polaris Hop

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Purpose:Dual
Country:Germany (GER)
International Code:PLA
Cultivar/Brand ID:2000/109/728

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Purchase Polaris Hops

Polaris 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 and Geneology of the Polaris Hop

Polaris is a cross between 94/075/758 and 97/060/720 (which is a derivative of Huell material).

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Polaris Hops

Polaris is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.

Polaris hops have aroma descriptors that include mint, pineapple and menthol.

Tags: #mint  #menthol  #pineapple 



Brewing Values for Polaris Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Polaris 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 »
18-23%
20.5% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.4.5-6.5%
5.5% 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.3:1 - 5:1
4:1 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 »22-29%
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 »4-5 mL
4.5mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 49-51%
50% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 20-35%
27.5% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 8-13%
10.5% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 0-23%

Beer Styles using Polaris Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Polaris hop include Ale, Pale Ale, Stout & IPA.

Polaris Hop Substitutions

If the Polaris 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 Polaris substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hops as substitutions of Polaris:

Is Polaris available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Polaris 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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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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