Hop: Kirin II


Kirin II was bred from Saaz and White Vine, developed by Kiri Brewery Co. Ltd. Tokoyo, Japan. This is a major variety in Japan and, due to government orders to reduce hop imports, grown exclusively under brewery contracts.

General Information

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Country Japan
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Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 2000 - 2500 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Resistant Downy mildew


Alpha Acid 6.8 - 10.3%
Beta Acid 5.2 - 8.0%
Cohumulone 43.0 - 45.0%


Total Oil 1.15 ml/100g
Myrcene 50.0%
Humulene 14.0%
Caryophyllene 9.4%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Vigorous
Cones Small size with loose density
Maturity Very late
Last Updated
  • 2020-05-09 12:47:06 (Added: 2020-05-09 12:47:06)

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