Origin and Description

Super Styrian (Aurora Hops) was bred in the 70's at the Hop Research Institute in Zalec, Yugoslavia, which now resides in Slovenia. Super Styrian is a diploid variety as a cross between Northern Brewer and a Yugoslavian wild male. Although Super Styrian shares the spotlight as one of two primary varieties grown in Slovenia along with Styrian Golding it is not actually derived from this same variety. Although, it is likened by its similar aromatic qualities.

Super Styrian Hops is a dual use hops with low to moderate alpha acid content ranging from 5.5%-9.5%. The alpha content is nearly double that of Styrian Golding Hops. The aroma, which is driven by very well balanced essential oils including farnesene, has a spicy yet pleasant hoppiness to it. Super Styrian is going to make a good hop from beginning to end of the brewing process, and is commonly mixed with other varieties.

Super Styrian Hops develops deep dark green cones that are medium size and compact. This hops also produces approximately 25% more yield than its Slovenian counterpart ranging from 1424-1958 lbs/acre. Super Styrian is most commonly substituted with Styrian Golding itself (if needed), however Super Styrian is available. It has made its way into beers around the globe, and is a celebrated hops variety.

Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Usage

Super Styrian (Aurora) hops has aromatic and bittering qualities.
Super Styrian (Aurora) hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.

Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Characteristics

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

Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 7%-9.5%Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 7 To 9.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 2.7%-4.4%Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 2.7 To 4.4 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 22%-26%Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 22 To 26 Percent

Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Super Styrian (Aurora) Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops
Super Styrian (Aurora) Cone SizeMediumSuper Styrian (Aurora) Hop - Medium Cone Size
Super Styrian (Aurora) Cone DensityCompactSuper Styrian (Aurora) Hops - Compact Cone Density

Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly to Mid SeasonSuper Styrian (Aurora) Hops - Early to Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops is Low to Moderate at 1424 - 1958 kg/hectare
Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops - Low to Moderate Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSuper Styrian (Aurora) Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilitySuper Styrian (Aurora) Hops maintains 80%-85% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CSuper Styrian (Aurora) Hops Storability - Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodSuper Styrian (Aurora) Hops - Good Pickability

Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.9-1.6 mls/100 gramsSuper Styrian (Aurora) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.9-1.6 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition20%-25%Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 20-25 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition20%-25%Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 20-25 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition6%-9%Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 6-9 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition5%-10%Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 5-10 Percent

Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Substitutes

Styrian GoldingStyrian Golding Hops, also called Savinja Golding, is a traditional hops grown primarily in Slovenia, and also Austria. Savinja/Styrian Golding is not a part o...

Common Beer Styles for Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops

    Beer Style
    Strong Ale
    Pale Ale
    Golden Ale

    Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Fuller's Brewery
    Vintage Ale
    Badger Brewery
    Hopping Hare
    Caledonian Brewery
    Edinburgh Strong Ale
    Red Fox Brewery
    Hunter's Gold
    Terrapin Beer Company
    Maggie's Farmhouse Ale