Breeding/Development: USA. Sterling’s pedigree includes Saaz, Cascade, Brewers Gold, Early Green, and other European varieties. It was released in 1998 as a higher-alpha replacement for Saaz with improved disease resistance and storability.
Brewing Application: Dual purpose: although primarily used for its exciting, pleasant aromatics, Sterling’s alpha acid levels can contribute in the kettle as well. A good choice for hop-forward lagers, Belgian ales, and other continental styles.
Sensory: Moderate and pleasingly “hoppy.” Prominent herbal quality reminiscent of Saaz, with flashes of candied citrus, sweet grass, bright spice, and dried hay.
A flowery, grapefruit-like aroma with medium bittering value that is gaining acceptance as a substitute for Cascade due to its citrus nature.
The very high alpha, good storage stability and low cohumulone ratio make Apollo an excellent choice for bittering. Added late into the boil it provides a strong grapefruit and hoppy...
Usage: Excellent aromatic qualities make Azacca® a go-to hop for late and dry hop additions in a variety of styles, although its high myrcene fraction has already made it a...
Pleasant fruity and floral aroma characteristics. Alpha Acid: 14.0% - 17.0%.