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Sorachi Ace

Alpha Acid Range %
11.0 - 12.5
Beta Acid Range %
6.5 - 7.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
23 - 26
Total oils mls/100 gr.
2.0 - 2.8


The singular lemon character of Sorachi Ace makes it a natural for Saison, Wit, and exotic IPAs.

Breeding/Development: USA. Originally developed in the 1980s in Japan for Sapporo, recent years have seen Sorachi Ace gaining acreage in the Pacific Northwest. Its parentage includes Brewers Gold, Saaz, and Beikei No. 2.

Brewing Application: Dual purpose. With a potent alpha acid level, Sorachi is a more than capable bittering hop, while its unique aromatics make it welcome in styles that embrace bright citrus character: saison, witbier, and exotic riffs on IPA.

Sensory: Potent and distinctive with a suggestion of dill and unmistakable overtones of lemon, including wood polish, fruit pith, and Lemon Zinger tea.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: no data

Yield: no data