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|
|Alpha Acid Composition||12%-16%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.5-7%|
|Seasonal Maturity||Mid to late|
|Yield Amount||2250 kg/hectare (2000 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Very high|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||55%-70%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||10%-15%|
|Farnesene Oil||< 1%|
|Substitutes||Magnum, Galena, Zeus|
|Style Guide||Barley Wine, Imperial Stout|