Flavor and Aroma: Sorachi Ace Hops are usually used as a bittering hop, but with it's great citrus lemon flavor and aroma American style IPAs are using them as flavor hops and even dry hopping with them. Beer styles where a lemon taste would be desired, as in Saisons or summer ales. Sorachi Ace Hops are also used in low quantities in some lagers. A perfect hop for wheat beers where a lemon or orange would be added as a garnish.
Alpha Acids: 10 – 16%
Beta Acids: 6.0 – 7.0%
Total Oil: 2.0 – 2.8 mL/ 100g
Myrcene: 54 -61% of total oil
Humulene: 19 – 23% of total oil
Cayophyllene: 6 -% of total oil
Farnesene: 0 – 2% of total oil
General Trade Perception: An extremely unique high alpha aroma variety with great bittering characteristics.