A Dual Purpose hop

Sorachi Ace

United States
Sorachi Ace

aroma profile: Citrus, Herbal

Developed in Japan in 1984 for Sapporo Breweries, Ltd., Sorachi Ace is a cross between Brewer's Gold, Saaz and Beikei No. 2 male. It is available in limited quantities, however, it remains a popular variety among craft brewers for its unique citrus fruit, herbal and dill aromas.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include lemon, lime and dill.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
11.5-14.5%

Beta Acid

0
15
6-7.5%

Total Oil

0
4
1.5-3 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    11.5 - 14.5%
  • Beta Acid
    6 - 7.5%
  • Co-humulone
    25 - 28%
  • Total Oil
    1.5 - 3 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.5 - 0.8% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    45 - 55% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.3 - 0.5% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    7 - 11% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    2 - 5% of total oil
  • Humulene
    20 - 26% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.1 - 0.5% of total oil

3 Brewer Reviews

I've used this in a variety of styles to stretch the dimensions of the hop profile. I've appreciated it for dry hopping and really fell for it's aromatic quality. It's use in bittering I've experimented less but has quit a lot of appeal in a spiced blonde I brewed last year

Tony Garcia | Jul 10th, 2016

A friend of mine told me about this calling it his favorite. Have brewed several batches with it including a lemon cream ale and it's a crowd favorite for sure. Out of a Belgian wit, white IPA and Citra ale, the hands down favorite was the blonde with Crystal and Sorachi Ace hops. Natural creaminess and smooth citrus flavor. Dry hopped for 5 days and it was perfect.

Brian | Jul 20th, 2016

If I could give this a zero I would. I brewed a series of SMASH beers with this, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra and a few others. Both myself and those who I have had sample it get nothing but a big dill pickle aroma and flavor. I don't know about you but pickle beer is not what I am after. I had heard it is lemon-shh... All I get is pickle and its a "dill breaker".

Bryan | Aug 25th, 2016

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