Myrcene: 25-40%, Humulene: 12-40%, Farnesene: <1%
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
Crystal, Hersbrucker, Mittlefruh, Strisselspalt
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.
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.
Poor to Moderate