This American hop was bred for a high acid content and was originally cultivated in 2000. The high alpha acid range of about 15% to 19% makes Apollo™ hops a perfect bittering agent in any style of beer, especially IPAs. It also gives off both earthy and citrusy aromas during the boil that add a wonderful touch of flavor to your bitter brew. Because of their strength the use of Apollo™ pellet hops allows you to add less bittering hops overall. That can be an advantage for certain brewing systems where you want to reduce vegetal matter in the boil.