Kirin II

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.

Also Known As
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 8%
Beta Acid Composition 6.4%
Co-Humulone Composition 43%-45%
Country Japan
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Very late
Yield Amount 1860 kg/hectare (1660 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.18mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 50%
Humulene Oil Composition 14%
Caryophyllene Oil 9.4%
Farnesene Oil 0.2%
Style Guide


Great Fermentations

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