A Dual Purpose hop

Polaris

Germany

Polaris

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

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
18-23%

Beta Acid

0
15
4.5-6%

Total Oil

0
4
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

2 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

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