A German aroma hop with a very high alpha acid percentage (18-24%). Released in 2012, Polaris is part of the new wave of â€œflavour hopsâ€ released by theÂ HÃ¼ll Institute. It imparts intense and lingering impressions of wintergreen, menthol, eucalyptus, and green apple candy with a Hallertau-like sweetness and herbal note. Polaris can also exhibit a pungent, exotic spice flavor early in fermentation. With typically very high alpha acid levels and high oil content, Polaris makes its presence known in IPAs, Brettanomyces fermentations, and Belgian styles. Use a base malt with enough character to can stand up to it! Similar varieties includeÂ Liberty, Northern Brewer, and Cluster.