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Sun Hop United States of America Hop

Sun Hop

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Purpose:Bittering
Country:United States of America (USA)

Purchase Sun Hops

Sun 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 Sun Hops

Thought to be derived from Brewers Gold and sister to Zeus by the S. S. Steiner Hop Farms

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Sun Hops

Sun is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.

Pronounced herbaceous aroma and flavor

Brewing Values for Sun Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Sun 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.
12-16%
14% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.4.5-7%
5.8% 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.30-40%
35% 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 » mL
0mL avg

Beer Styles using Sun Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Sun hop include Barleywine & Imperial Stout.

Sun Hop Substitutions

If the Sun 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 Sun available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Sun 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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