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Characteristics

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Alpha Acid

Beta Acid

Cohumulone

Oil Composition

Myrcene: 25-40%, Humulene: 12-40%, Farnesene: <1%

Total Oil

Flavour Intensity

Mount Hood

Use in brewing

Mount Hood is generally perceived as an aroma variety with similar characteristics to the German Hallertauer Mittlefruh and Hersbrucker varieties. The cones contain a moderate amount of lupulin that is yellow in colour. The aroma is generally pleasant, mild and herbal. In British style ales the flavour comes through as delicate, floral and slightly herbal

Substitutions

Crystal, Hersbrucker, Mittlefruh, Strisselspalt

Origin/History

The Mount Hood cultivar is an aroma variety that was developed in Oregon in the late 1980s. It is a triploid seedling of the Hallertauer variety. It was selected from a cross between the tetraploid Hallertauer Mittlefruh and an aroma type male.

Agronomics

Mount Hood is a good yielding aroma variety that matures early to mid-season. It is now grown commercially in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. It is somewhat tolerant to Downy Mildew. Aphids and spider mite control is not a serious problem with this variety.

Storage

Poor to Moderate