Sorachi Ace Rooted Hop Rhizome
The rare Sorachi Ace hop is a combination of Brewer's Gold and Saaz hops developed for Sapporo Breweries in the 1970's. It was named after it's developers in the Sorachi Subprefecture in Japan. For years it was grown in Japan and China but didn't become commercially available in the US until 2006 after a US hop grower, Darren Gamache aquired starts from the USDA Hop Cultivars and began growing it on a large scale.
The high alpha in Sorachi Ace makes it a bittering hop, however it also has an intense lemon flavor with noticable notes of dill, coriander and tea (even white flowers) making it useful as a flavoring hop as well. Perfect for IPA's, Wheats and Saisons. Add the extreme lemon flavor to any summer beer.
Rooted cuttings are the previous years rhizome cutings re-planted and grown for a year producing a good batch of roots and buds for bines.
Alpha acid - 10-16% Beta acid - 6-7%