Lemon, lime, dill, mustard. Citrussy with herbal, floral notes.
Sorachi Ace are a great match for Lager, Pilsner, IPA, Wheat beers, Light Pale Ales.
Originally from Japan, a cross of Saaz and Brewer’s Gold hops. Our Sorachi Ace hops are grown by Virgil Gamache Farms in the Yakima, Washington State.
Sorachi Ace are the result of a Japanese hop breeding programme, which aimed to create a new hop variety with flavours similar to Saaz but higher alpha value (an extra kick).
The variety has been used in Japan since the mid-1980s. Outside Japan, Sorachi Ace have only been widely commercially available since 2006.
We have to thank Darren Gamache, who took a punt and started growing Sorachi Ace on US soil in the early 2000s.
Hop Specs: US Sorachi Ace T90
|Alpha acids||11.0 - 11.5%|
|Beta acids||6.0 - 6.5%|
|Total oil||2.0 - 2.4 ml/100g|
|Aroma profile||Lemon, lime, dill, mustard|
|Style||Lager, IPA, Wheat beers, Light Pale Ales|
|Pellet Type||T90 pellet / Type 90 pellet|
|Packaging||10kg / 22lbs bags, nitrogen- and CO2-flushed|
|Storage||0 - 5°C, ISO 9001 certified cold storage facility|
|Last update||01 Aug 2019|