- Dual Purpose
- 🇺🇸 United States
Sultana hops, also known as Denali, is a relatively new hop variety that has quickly gained popularity among brewers. It was first crossed in 2006 by the Hopsteiner Breeding Program and is a cross of 50% Nugget, 25% Zeus, and 25% USDA 19058m. The hop was released for commercial use in 2016 and renamed Sultana in 2019. The name Sultana was inspired by one of the largest peaks in the Alaskan Range, reflecting the big and bold characteristics of this hop variety.
Sultana hops are known for their large cones, high oil content, and unique aroma. They are characterized by a pronounced pineapple, pine, and citrus flavor profile, with some brewers also noting a subtle hint of pine and a spicy undertone. The hop's heritage contributes to its great aroma characteristics and resistance against disease. Sultana is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process, making it a versatile choice for homebrewers. It's particularly well-suited for brewing IPAs due to its high alpha acid content, ranging from 13.0 to 15.0%.