We had a few viewers/fans/followers suggest we brew a SMaSH beer with Apollo hops. Since we aim to be a good opinion about these sort of things and to be helpful, we bought an ounce of pellets of this variety and then brewed up a 1 US gallon batch. See what we thought about this hop:
Aroma: Mike picked up some peach and mint notes. He went on to say it had a lychee fruit quality – canned lychee fruit to be specific.
Flavor: Some of the fruit aromas we picked up pulled through into the flavor. It definitely had a distinct white citrus pith characteristic. Although the commercial descriptors state this hop brings dank, cannabis-like flavors to the beer, we felt it was more of a straight up, pith-like flavor.
Mike believes this hop would pair well with Nelson Sauvin or Huell Melon hops. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.