Ahil hops are somewhat hard to come by with its cultivation in Slovenia having been severely reduced. There has also been some confusion over its true classification. It was introduced as a Superstyrian hop in 1972 care of hop breeder, Dr Tone Wagner at the Hop Research Institute in Zalec. In actuality though, it is not a Superstyrian, it’s a hybrid, a cross between Brewer’s Gold and a wild male and was only intended to be Superstyrian-like in style.
Originally used primarily as an aroma hop, Ahil production has dwindled in Slovenia due to the popularity of the older, more established and authentic Styrian, Styrian Golding. It was initially produced in an attempt to create a hop with both high alpha and an intense aroma profile.
|Also Known As|
|Alpha Acid Composition||10%-12%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4%-5%|
|Cone Size||Small to medium|
|Yield Amount||1540 kg/hectare (1370 lbs/acre)|
|Storability||Retains 46% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.8-2.2 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||61.1%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||7.6%|
|Style Guide||Belgian Ale|
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