Super-alpha hop Apollo was first bred in 2000 by Hopsteiner and released to the public in 2006. it is descended from Zeus and two other unnamed USDA varieties. It tends to be quite expensive, though quantities used tend to be smaller due to its ultra-high concentration of alpha-acids.


To it’s credit, Apollo’s abundance of alpha acids also come with a sharp, clean bittering profile with other highly desirable factors being great storage stability and disease tolerance. It is usually employed alongside aroma hops in order to achieve balance but when used as a late addition or dry hop itself, some grapefruit notes become evident.

You’ll find Apollo in Brown Bison Ale, Pirate Pale Ale, Pin-Head Pilsner and Belgo Pale Ale to name a few and often alongside varieties Glacier and Palisade®. It is principally grown in the US.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Sharp, clean bittering, grapefruit notes
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 15%-20%
Beta Acid Composition 5.5%-8%
Co-Humulone Composition 23%-28%
Country US
Cone Size  Small to medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid to late
Yield Amount 2900-3350 kg/hectare (2600-3000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to powdery mildew
Storability Retains 80%-90% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Fair
Total Oil Composition 1.5-2.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 30%-50%
Humulene Oil Composition 20%-35%
Caryophyllene Oil 14%-20%
Farnesene Oil 1%
Substitutes Nugget, Columbus, ZeusMagnum, Millennium
Style Guide India Pale Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale, Experimental Beers

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