Hop: Sticklebract


Sticklebract was bred in New Zealand, by the DSIR Research Station, to help fight Black Root Rot that had affected the hops in the 1960s. It was released in 1972. A versatile hop.

General Information

Profile Aroma of citrus and pine.
Country New Zealand
Substitutes Northern Brewer (GR)
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1695 - 2290 lbs/acre
Storage Maintains 60% - 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months storage at 20°C.
Beer Styles ESB, Porter, Lager
Resistant Downy mildew (moderate)


Alpha Acid 13.0 - 14.2%
Beta Acid 7.5 - 8.5%
Cohumulone 40.0 - 45.0%


Total Oil 0.7 - 1.7 ml/100g
Myrcene 50.0 - 63.0%
Humulene 7.7 - 11.0%
Caryophyllene 3.4 - 6.0%
Farnesene 4.0 - 4.6%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate High
Cones Medium to large size with moderate density
Maturity Very late
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Sex Female
Leaf Color Dark green
Side Arm Length 24" - 40"


Last Updated
  • 2021-12-01 12:49:21

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Did you know?
  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
  • Oil composition percetages are based on the total percentage of oil in the hop. Example: 10 - 20% means that for the specific oil it is 10 - 20% of the overall oil make up.
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