Sterling hop's parentage is readily apparent in this dual purpose hop variety. Sterling is the daughter of Saaz and Cascade with some open pollination of German varieties. The spicy characteristics of the Saaz play well with the bright citrus from the Cascade. While it is primarily used as an aroma hop, it is versatile enough to work in a wide range of styles and uses.
Recommended Styles: Dry-Hopped Pils, Pale Ale, Lager, IPA Pedigree Mostly Saaz and Cascade Aroma Herbal, spicy, hint of floral-citrus Alpha Acids* 6.0 - 12.0 % Beta Acids 4.0 - 6.0 % Cohumulone 22 - 28 % of alpha acids Total Oil 1.3 - 1.9 ml/100g Myrcene 44 - 48 % of total oil Humulene 19 - 23 % of total oil Caryophyllene 5 - 7 % of total oil