Kirin II is one of a few Japanese hops to spring up since the Japanese governments decision to reduce the importation of beer hops. The variety is grown domestically and solely under government contract. The variety was developed by Kirin Brewery Co. as a clonal selection from Shinshuwase and as such is directly descended from Saaz and open pollinated White Vine.
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|Also Known As|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||8%|
|Beta Acid Composition||6.4%|
|Seasonal Maturity||Very late|
|Yield Amount||1860 kg/hectare (1660 lbs/acre)|
|Storability||Retains 70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.18mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||50%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||14%|
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