Roy Farms Sterling

A premium aroma hop bred in 1990 and released in 1998. All rights reserved.

WASHINGTON-GROWN STERLING REACHES ITS TRUE POTENTIAL.

We believe in unearthing potential, and Roy Farms Sterling continues to be a variety that pleases newcomers year after year. Washington state grown Sterling has higher average alpha levels (almost double), allowing the use of less material to achieve the same results of Oregon-grown Sterling. Greater impact for less.

The oil content of Sterling makes this hop stand out in more ways than one. Sterling creates a spiced, citrusy aroma with a both floral and herbal punch because of its very high farnesene and very low carophyllene. Developed in Corvallis, Oregon, Sterling has intrigued brewers with its enticing musty earthiness, rustic herbal spiciness and hints of floral fruitiness. You can be confident you’re purchasing the highest-quality Sterling hops directly from Roy Farms with our unwavering commitment to sustainable farming and growing practices, as well as the 113 harvests under our belt. Learn more.

Beer Styles

  • PILSNER
  • WHEAT
  • LAGER

Aroma Profile

Noble Characteristics
  • Herbal
  • Light Spice
  • Pepper
  • Floral
  • Tea
  • Hint of Floral-Citrus

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The Science Behind The Craft

BREWING VALUES

ALPHA ACIDS
6.0 %-9.0 %
BETA ACIDS
4.0 % - 6.0 %
TOTAL OILS
1.3 - 1.9 ml/100g

TOTAL OIL COMPOSITION

MYRCENE
44.0 % - 48.0 % of total oil
HUMULENE
19.0 % - 23.0 % of total oil
CARYOPHYLLENE
5.0 % - 7.0 % of total oil
FARNESENE
11.0 % - 17.0 % of total oil

Alpha acids are determined by conductometric titration (EBC 7.4) in Europe; by spectrophotometric (ASBC Hops-6) in the USA.