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%
Co-Humulone Composition 2.25%
Country Slovenia
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 1000 kg/hectare (890 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High to very high
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
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%
Caryophyllene Oil 4%
Farnesene Oil 11.3%
Style Guide Bitter, India Pale Ale



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