Kitamidori

Developed by the Kirin Brewery Company in Tokyo, Japan, Kitamidori is no longer grown commercially there or anywhere else. It was bred alongside Toyomidori and Eastern Gold as a potential super alpha replacement for Kirin No. 2, which was itself a replacement for Shinshuwase hops. It sports an oil composition with remarkable similarities to Saaz.

Also Known As
Characteristics
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 9%-12%
Beta Acid Composition 5%-6%
Co-Humulone Composition 22%
Country Japan
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 1490 kg/hectare (1330 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 75% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.35 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 34%
Humulene Oil Composition 31%
Caryophyllene Oil 8%-10%
Farnesene Oil 6%-7%
Substitutes  Kirin No. 2, Saaz, Toyomidori, Eastern Gold
Style Guide

References
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopcultivars/21677.html
http://www.asbcnet.org/publications/journal/vol/abstracts/50-03.htm
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=fctJLwKUzX4C&pg=PT528&lpg=PT528&dq=kitamidori
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=mROkAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA251&lpg=PA251&dq=kitamidori+hops

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