Hop: Apollo


Apollo is a very high alpha variety with low cohumulone and great storage stability, making it a perfect bittering hop. Released by Hopsteiner Breeding Program in 2006 after initial breeding began in 2000. A derivative of Zeus.

Apollo's high alpha acid make it well used for bittering. As a dry hop, Apollo lends grapefruit and resin.

General Information

Profile Citrus, Tropical Fruit, Piney, Resinous
Country United States
Substitutes Bravo, Columbus, Magnum, Nugget, Warrior®
Pairs with Azacca, Cascade, El Dorado®
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 2600 - 3000 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 80 - 90% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Pale Ale, India Pale Ale
Resistant Downy mildew
Susceptible Powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 15.0 - 19.0%
Beta Acid 5.5 - 8.0%
Cohumulone 23.0 - 28.0%


Total Oil 1.5 - 2.5ml/100g
Myrcene 30.0 - 55.0%
Humulene 20.0 - 35.0%
Caryophyllene 14.0 - 20.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate
Cones Small to medium size with compact density
Maturity Very late
Ease of Harvest Fair

Apollo Aroma/Flavor Profile

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-17 19:19:18 (Added: 2020-11-17 19:19:18)

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