Hop Plant Variety: Sterling

A dual use hop, Sterling is sometimes dubbed a noble variety.  It is compared to Saaz in many ways and brings a choice delicate bitterness, The result is a slightly spicy fragrance with an herbal, floral punch with notes of citrus.


Alpha Acids: 6-9%

Beta: 4-6%

Yield #’s / acre 1,610 – 1,785

Purpose: Dual

Co-Humulone:  21-28%

Seasonal Maturity: Mid

Growth Rate: Moderate to High

Sidearm Length: 24-36”

Cone Size: Medium

Cone Density: Compact

Resistant to:  Moderate to Downy and Powdery Mildew

Susceptible to:

Style Guide: IPA’s

Aroma: Spicy, Citrus, Floral, Herbal

Substitutes: Saaz


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