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Domo Arigato! This hop comes from Japan, bred by the great people at the Sapporo Beer Company. Traditionally, the Japanese brewing industry prefers the smoothness of noble hop varieties from Europe, although even that is changing today. Sorachi Ace combines the smoothness of a European noble variety with citrus and a strong lemony dominance found in today’s flavor preferences. Depending on how it is used, you may also detect a hint of dill with grassy notes.
- Aroma: Lemon, citrus, grassy and dill
- Maturity: Mid season
- Yield: 1600 – 1800 lbs/acre
Beers we found on the Interwebs that reportedly use Sorachi Ace hops:
Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace
New Belgium’s Dig
Left Hand Brewing Co. Twin Sisters
|Typical Analytical Range|
|Alpha Acid Range %:||12-13%|
|Beta Acid Range %:||6.5-7%|
|Co-Humulone as % of alpha:||23-27%|
|Total Oils mls/100gr.:||2.8-3.2% ml/100gr|