Hop: Herkules


Herkules is a high alpha acid hop, primarily used for bittering. Was released to the public in 2005 by the Hop Research Center in Hüll, Germany, bred from Hallertau Taurus.

General Information

Profile Spice (pepper), resin, floral, fruit, and citrus (orange).
Country Germany
Substitutes Hallertau, Hallertauer Tradition, Magnum
Pairs with Callista, Perle
Purpose Bittering
Yield 2230 - 2400 lbs/acre
Storage Moderate - High
Beer Styles German Ale
Resistant Verticillium wilt
Susceptible Downy mildew, powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 12.0 - 17.0%
Beta Acid 4.0 - 5.5%
Cohumulone 31.0 - 38.0%


Total Oil 1.4 - 2.4 mg/100g
Myrcene 30.0 - 50.0%
Humulene 30.0 - 45.0%
Caryophyllene 7.0 - 12.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Very late

Herkules Aroma/Flavor Profile

Last Updated
  • 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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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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