Origin: USA. Originally developed in the 1980s in Japan for Sapporo, recent years have the hop gaining acreage in the Pacific Northwest. Its parentage includes Brewers Gold, Saaz, and Beikei No. 2.
Usage: Dual purpose. With a potent alpha acid level, Sorachi Ace is a more than capable bittering hop. Its unique aromatics make it welcome in styles that embrace bright citrus character: saison, witbier, and exotic riffs on IPA.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Potent and distinctive with a suggestion of dill and unmistakable overtones of lemon that can include wood polish, fruit pith, and Lemon Zinger® tea.
To preserve freshness, all BSG HandCraft hops are packaged in nitrogen-flushed, oxygen and light-barrier packages.
Because demand is higher than supply, purchase of this hop is limited to 300, 1 oz packages per month to each retail location. Please call us if you have any questions.