Mount Hood Hop Pellets (US)


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Mt. Hood is an aromatic hop with low acid levels which make it very useful for mid boil hop additions. Expect an aroma of European style spice, herbs, and a pungent, resinous flavor. A great choice for a variety of lagers and ales

This American aroma hop is a triploid seedling of Hallertau Mittelfruh and half sister to Ultra, Liberty and Crystal hops, released in Oregon in 1989. This lineage creates a wonderfully aromatic combination of mild herbs and floral with a hint of citrus. 

An alpha acid range of 4% to 8% lets the mild flavors and aromas come through in beer styles like English ales, bocks, and even stouts.  Possible substitutions for Mt. Hood hops include Hersbrucker, Liberty, and Crystal. Taste the flavors of this unique hop in Anachortes Brewery’s Vienna Amber Ale.

Released in 1989, Mount Hood is an American-bred cultivar stemming from Hallertau Mittelfrüher. Popular among American craft brewers, it makes a good aroma hop, with characteristics similar to a Hallertau or Hersbrucker and is also half-sister to Crystal, Ultra and Liberty.

It features a pleasant noble hop aroma and has been noted to impart somewhat of a flavor “punch” when freshly brewed – at least in comparison to true noble hops.

Also Known As Mt. Hood, Mt Hood
Characteristics  Noble hop aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4%-8%
Beta Acid Composition 5%-8%
Co-Humulone Composition 21%-23%
Country US
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate to compact
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount 1450-1960 kg/hectare (1290-1750 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 50%-60% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1-1.7 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 30%-40%
Humulene Oil Composition 12%-38%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-16%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Crystal, Strisselspalter, Hersbrucker
Style Guide Hefeweizen, Doppelbock, Russian Imperial Stout, Brown Ale, Golden Ale, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Weizenbock, India Pale Ale, Holiday Lager, Bock, American Wheat, Alt Munich Helles, American Lager


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