A Dual Purpose hop



aroma profile: Tropical Fruit, Herbal

Bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hüll and released in 2012, Polaris was commercialized as a new, German variety in response to growing demand from the craft beer industry for distinct flavor profiles. It features extremely high alpha content along with intense mint flavors.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include mint, pineapple and menthol.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

4-5 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    18 - 23%
  • Beta Acid
    4.5 - 6%
  • Co-humulone
    22 - 28%
  • Total Oil
    4 - 5 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    49 - 51% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.1 - 0.4% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    8 - 13% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    20 - 35% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

9 Brewer Reviews


When i first opened this hop at my local homebrew shop i was amazed. The smell is so intense, Its loaded with mint, pine and almost dark chocolate notes. If you want my opinion its a great substitute for your flavor hop in most stouts/porters.

Colin | Mar 7th, 2016

Echoing Colin (above) I have used this to great effect in very bitter dark beer walking the line between a jacked up stout and a black IPA - I used lots of black malt, and 80IBU bittering hops (Northdown) and the mint and pine from the Polaris lifts this to a new level of contrast.

Christian | Apr 15th, 2016

I use this in a "brewing on the ones" strictly two row and a pound of caramel 40. It was part of the brew club experiment to showcase the different things that could be done with hops. With the grain bill above, and 3 ounces of Polaris. I used 2 ounces in the boil in one ounce of dry hop and managed to keep the IBU's under 40. It was easily the most aromatic brew I've ever made and one of the top two favorites that I've made.

Shane | Oct 22nd, 2016

Perfect for Black Ipa

Marcelo | Dec 1st, 2016

Brewed a mint chocolate cream ale and used only small amount of Polaris. It was the perfect complement to both additions and gave the beer a solid beer tasting base. Going to try it in a few more beers soon.

Jeff | Sep 13th, 2017

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