Origin and Description

Satus Hops is from Yakima Chief Ranches in Washington State, U.S. It is a trademarked variety that is new to brewing, although the year of release is unknown. Its characteristics are compared to Galena Hops and perhaps this is part of its lineage, although is is not disclosed. Satus Washington is a small town right outside of Sunnyside, Washington, where the Yakima Chief Rand North American headquarters resides.

Satus Hops is a bittering hop variety with a high alpha acid content of 12.5%-14.0%. The bitterness is considered clean and crisp, ideal as a foundational hops for the beginning of a boil for a beer needing a kick. Of the oils in Satus, myrcene is the one that is elevated to 40.0%-45.0% of the oil make up. This contributes to its citrus zeal, and can also be described as having a pleasant hoppy bouquet.

Satus Hops is new, grown in the U.S. and is relatively hard to find, especially in commercial beers (at this time). This variety is a very strong grower producing 2450-2550 lbs/acre of medium size cones. It has resistance to both powdery mildew and sperotheca which is a plus. With the strong bittering power, and favorable aroma, Satus Hops is suitable for a range of ales, especially those with more hop requirements such as beer styles including India Pale Ales, Stouts, and Barley Wines.

Satus Hops Usage

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

Satus Hops Characteristics

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

Satus Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 12.5%-14%Satus Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 12.5 To 14 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 8.5%-9%Satus Hops Beta Acid Composition - 8.5 To 9 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 32%-35%Satus Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 32 To 35 Percent

Satus Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Satus Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Satus Hops
Satus Cone SizeMediumSatus Hop - Medium Cone Size
Satus Cone DensityModerateSatus Hops - Moderate Cone Density

Satus Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

YieldYield for Satus Hops is High at 2450 - 2550 kg/hectare
Satus Hops - High Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Satus Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests
Resistent To:
Powdery Mildew,Sperotheca,
Satus Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilitySatus Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CSatus Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestPoor to GoodSatus Hops - Poor to Good Pickability

Satus Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.5-2.8 mls/100 gramsSatus Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.5-2.8 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition40%-45%Satus Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 40-45 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition15%-20%Satus Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 15-20 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition7%-10%Satus Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 7-10 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Satus Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Satus Hops Substitutes

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Common Beer Styles for Satus Hops

    Beer Style
    India Pale Ale
    American Pale Ale
    Imperial Pale Ale
    Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
    Barley Wine

    Satus Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Russian River Brewing Company
    Hop 2 It