Currently considered as in-development at the S. S. Steiner Hop Farms in Washington State, Sun has not yet been registered or acquired USDA accession. Not much is known about its lineage yet but it is thought to be derived from Brewer’s Gold and sister to Zeus. It has also been suggested that it possesses characteristic similarities to Galena.

What little we do know about the variety includes its classification as a high-alpha varietal, though not as high as Zues and that it exhibits very strong yield potential. When brewed, it is said to feature a pronounced herbaceous aroma and flavor.

Also Known As
Characteristics  Pronounced herbaceous aroma and flavor
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 12%-16%
Beta Acid Composition  4.5-7%
Co-Humulone Composition   30%-40%
Country  US
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity  Mid to late
Yield Amount 2250 kg/hectare (2000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Very high
Resistant to
Susceptible to
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition
Myrcene Oil Composition  55%-70%
Humulene Oil Composition  10%-15%
Caryophyllene Oil  5%-10%
Farnesene Oil  < 1%
Substitutes Magnum, Galena, Zeus
Style Guide Barley Wine, Imperial Stout


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