Myrcene: 35-48%, Humulene: 16-23%, Farnesene: 11-19%
Dual purpose hop.
Many brewers have used this variety to try and replicate a noble Saaz type aroma and flavour. It has some similarities but does have a relatively stronger, heavier, slightly fruity American character.
Bred in 1990 and released in 1998, Sterling is one of the more delicate US varieties.
It shows moderate tolerance to powdery mildew and has good pickability of compact cones.
Also available in Organic