Hop: Polaris


Polaris was bred in Hüll, Germany and released in 2012 by Hop Research Institute. Very high in alpha acid and oils that create interesting aroma characteristics: wintergreen, menthol, eucalyptus, and green apple candy with Hallertau-like sweetness and herbal.

General Information

Alias German Polaris
Profile Menthol, pineapple, spice, fruity, and floral
Country Germany
Substitutes Herkules
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Beer Styles IPA, Pale Ale
Resistant Verticillium wilt
Susceptible Downly mildew, powdery mildew, aphid


Alpha Acid 18.0 - 23.0%
Beta Acid 4.5 - 6.0%
Cohumulone 22.0 - 28.0%


Total Oil 4.0 - 5.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 50.0%
Humulene 20.0 - 35.0%
Caryophyllene 8.0 - 13.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Very late

Polaris Aroma/Flavor Profile

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-24 08:38:15 (Added: 2020-11-24 08:38:15)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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