I really like Sorachi Ace hops with its interesting lemony flavor. Interesting origin, a hybrid of Brewer’s Gold and Saaz, developed for Sapporo in 1988, but used more heavily in the US during the hop crisis of 2008. The most common single hop beer I see using it is Brooklyn Brewery’s Sorachi Ace, a saison. I think this is a great beer, of course the lemony flavor of Sorachi Ace lending itself perfectly to a beer of this type. Mikkeller also uses Sorachi Ace in its single hop IPA series. That’s one I need to try.
But much more recently, Sorachi Ace has an entirely different meaning to me. I play bass guitar, and recently started playing in a great new hard rock band. I always thought Sorachi Ace sounded like a strong and unique name for a band. Fortunately, Alex (guitar/vocals) agreed and we are now Sorachi Ace. Have a listen.
Cheers, and rock on!