Origin and Description

Apollo hops is a super alpha variety that was originally cultivated in 2000. Take hops variety 98001, cross that with USDA 19058m variety, then take the result and cross that with Zeus, and this champion hops variety is born. Apollo boasts a whopping 15% - 19% alpha acid content. Needing some bitter for your Imperial IPA, look no further. Well, actually start looking very hard. This disease tolerant and high yielding (2600-3000 bls/ac) hops variety is not so accessible. At current it can be found in 5 lbs and 11 lbs quantities...setting you back $135 and $253 respectively. National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that in '06 and '07 neither Idaho, Oregon, or Washington states produced zero pounds yield on exactly the same amount of acres. In 2008 however 2229 pounds were harvested over 698 acres...topping Cascade, Columbus and Glacier.

Apollo Hops Usage

Apollo hops has bittering qualities.
Apollo hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.

Apollo Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for apollo hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Apollo Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 15%-19%Apollo Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 15 To 19 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 5.5%-8%Apollo Hops Beta Acid Composition - 5.5 To 8 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 24%-28%Apollo Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 24 To 28 Percent

Apollo Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Apollo Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Apollo Hops
Apollo Cone SizeSmall to MediumApollo Hop - Small to Medium Cone Size
Apollo Cone DensityCompactApollo Hops - Compact Cone Density

Apollo Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid to Late SeasonApollo Hops - Mid to Late Season Maturity
YieldYield for Apollo Hops is High at 2600 - 3000 kg/hectare
Apollo is a very high yielding hops crop
Apollo Hops - High Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Apollo Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests
Resistent To:
Powdery Mildew,Downy Mildew,
Apollo Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilityApollo Hops maintains 80%-90% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CApollo Hops Storability - Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodApollo Hops - Good Pickability

Apollo Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.5-2.5 mls/100 gramsApollo Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.5-2.5 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition33%-55%Apollo Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 33-55 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition20%-35%Apollo Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 20-35 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition14%-20%Apollo Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 14-20 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Apollo Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Apollo Hops Substitutes

ZeusZeus Hops, although genetically different, gets shuffled into the CTZ group of Hops. CTZ stands for Columbus, ...

Columbus Hops is one of the Three C's, including Centennial and Cascade. This variety also has other names including CTZ, which stands for Columbus, Tomahaw...

TomahawkTomahawk Hops is part of the CTZ tribe....(Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus). ...
NuggetNugget Hops was released in 1982 by the U.S.D.A and is a cross between Brewers Gold and a high alpha a...
BravoBravo Hops is a super alpha new-comer to the world of brewing. Roger Jeske used open pollination techniques during 2000, using Zues, and this Powdery Mildew re...

Common Beer Styles for Apollo Hops

    Beer Style
    Imperial IPA

    Apollo Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Piece Brewery and Pizzeria
    Otter Creek Brewing Company
    Imperial India Pale Ale
    Troegs Brewing Company
    Imperial IPA