Hop of the Month:
The Mount Hood hop has quite the extended foreign family tree. A descendant of the German Hallertau
hop family, Mount Hood is also half-sister to Ultra, Liberty
and Crystal hops. The first of the Hallertau triploid breeding program, Mount Hood was released by the USDA in 1989 after being cultivated in Oregon. Its namesake is the Mount Hood volcano just east of Portland. This hop has now become a staple of American craft brewing. With a warm and inviting aroma, refined spices and mild sweetness, Mount Hood can also be slightly floral and herbal. This varied range and temperate bitterness allows it to be used principally as an aroma hop in a variety of brews.
The USDA Hallertau breeding program in Oregon, 1989.
An aromatic hop with a wide range of aromas including spice, sweet, floral and herbal. Generally a temperate bitterness.
Typical Use: Aroma Alpha Acid: 4.0 – 8.0% Country: United States Styles: Lagers, Hefeweizen, Doppelbock, Ales Flavors: Spicy, sweet, floral and herbal Similar Hops: Crystal, Strisselspalt, Hallertau Mittelfrüh
Beers to Try
Sprecher Brewery - Dopple Bock Brown's Brewing Company - Hefeweizen
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