Grown exclusively in Japan, Shinshuwase is a high yielding aroma hop. It dates back to the early 1900’s, possibly earlier. While it still exists, it has largely been replaced by Kirin No. 2, Toyomidori, Kitamidori and Eastern Gold as a commercial crop.
A cross between Saaz and open pollinated White Vine, Shinshuwase was originally used as a bittering hop, but after the introduction of super alpha varieties, it is now considered far more useful as an aroma hop. Shiga Kogen Beer currently uses it in that capacity for their Draft Pale Ale and Miyama Blonde and describes its aroma as lemon-centric.
|Also Known As||Shinshu-Wase, Shinshu Wase|
|Alpha Acid Composition||4.7%-8.3%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4%-6.1%|
|Yield Amount||1790-2470 kg/hectare) (1600-2200 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Very high|
|Resistant to||Resistant to verticillium wilt, moderately resistant to downy mildew|
|Susceptible to||Infected with the cherry and apple strains of the Prunus Necrotic Ringspot Virus, Hop Latent Virus and American Hop Latent Virus|
|Storability||Retains 61% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||0.42-0.98 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||57.5%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||12%|
|Substitutes||Saaz, Hallertau, Santiam|