Sticklebract is a dual-use New Zealand variety and another variety bred to stem the issues from Black Root Rot that were present in the country during the mid 20th century. It was selected as a seedling in the 1970’s from open pollinated First Choice.


Stickleback’s dominant aroma comes from high selinene and high myrcene resulting in a somewhat English, piney-citrusy bouquet.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Aromas of pine and citrus
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 13%-14.2%
Beta Acid Composition 7.5%-8.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 40%-45%
Country New Zealand
Cone Size Medium to large
Cone Density Moderate
Seasonal Maturity Mid to Late
Yield Amount 1900-2560 kg/hectare (1695-2290 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.76-1.72 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 51%-64%
Humulene Oil Composition 8%-11%
Caryophyllene Oil 3%-6%
Farnesene Oil 4%-4.6%
Substitutes Northern Brewer (GR)
Style Guide Extra Special Bitter

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