Apolon hops are hard to come by with cultivation dwindling since its Super Styrian status was brought into question. Originally introduced as a Super Styrian in the 1970’s, it has since been reclassified as a Slovenian hybrid and is a cross between Brewer’s Gold and a Yugoslavian wild male.
Apolon can be used as both an aroma and a bittering hop and is considered excellent for both though traditionally it was intended solely for bittering. It is not restricted and is commercially viable but despite this, it is still not often employed by commercial brewers.
Ahil and Atlas are both siblings of Apolon.
|Also Known As|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||10%-12%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4%|
|Yield Amount||1000 kg/hectare (890 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||High to very high|
|Resistant to||Moderately resistant to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 57% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.3-1.6 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||63%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||26%|
|Style Guide||Bitter, India Pale Ale|