Origin and Description

Mt Hood Hops is another descendant of the Hallertau family of Hops and is specifically a cross between a colchicine induced tetraploid Hallertau Mittelfrueh and USDA 19058M. The USDA Breeding programmed named Mt Hood Hops variety after the Mt. Hood volcano which is due east of the city of Portland, OR and sits perched above the mighty Hood River.

Mt. Hood Hops was released in 1989 and has similar qualities to German Hallertau and Hersbrucker hop varieties. It has a low alpha acid rating of 4.0%-8.0% and is used primarily as an aroma variety in beer. This half-sister to Crystal, Liberty, and Ultra Hops has a well-tempered bitterness. The aroma is warm and gratifying, and can be somewhat pungent with fresh batch beers.

Mt. Hood has poor storage properties leaving only 50%-60% alpha acids after 6 months storage. So if you are making beer, get the good stuff. The medium size moderately compact hop cones are harvested early to mid season after a somewhat vigorous growing cycle. Ht. Hood Hops was the first from the Hallertau triploid breeding program and is a mainstay of brewing, especially in American Craft Beers.

Mount Hood Hops Usage


Mount Hood hops is aromatic qualities.
Mount Hood hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.

Mount Hood Hops Characteristics


Below is a list of characteristics for mount hood hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Mount Hood Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 4%-8%Mount Hood Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 4 To 8 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 5%-8%Mount Hood Hops Beta Acid Composition - 5 To 8 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 21%-23%Mount Hood Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 21 To 23 Percent

Mount Hood Hops Cone Physical Characteristics


Mount Hood Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Mount Hood Hops
Mount Hood Cone SizeMediumMount Hood Hop - Medium Cone Size
Mount Hood Cone DensityModerate to CompactMount Hood Hops - Moderate to Compact Cone Density

Mount Hood Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details


MaturityEarly to Mid SeasonMount Hood Hops - Early to Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Mount Hood Hops is Low to Moderate at 1450 - 1960 kg/hectare
Mount Hood Hops - Low to Moderate Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Mount Hood Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsMount Hood Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilityMount Hood Hops maintains 50%-60% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CMount Hood Hops Storability - Poor to Moderate
Ease of HarvestGoodMount Hood Hops - Good Pickability

Mount Hood Hops Oil Composition


Total Oil Composition1-1.7 mls/100 gramsMount Hood Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1-1.7 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition30%-40%Mount Hood Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 30-40 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition12%-38%Mount Hood Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 12-38 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition7%-16%Mount Hood Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 7-16 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Mount Hood Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Mount Hood Hops Substitutes


VarietyDescription
CrystalCrystal Hops was born in 1983, created in Corvallis Oregon. Drink a Rogue Brutal Bitter, and say colchicine induced tetraploid three times. This type of Hall...
StrisselspaltStrisselspalt Hops is one of the few varieties from France, and other varieties from the country include Elsasser Hops, Precoce de Bourgogne, and Tardif de Bou...
HersbruckerHersbrucker Hops was the gift of the earth from the Hersbruck district in Hallertau Germany. This variety, found from natural selection, has been taking over a...
HallertauThink Hallertau Hops and think Bavarian beers styles. The Hallertau variety once dominated the region from which it was named before being replaced by a
Hallertauer MittelfrühHallertauer Mittelfrüh is one of the noble hop varieties that originates from Germany. It has been on the decline in terms of production as it is being replac...
LibertyLiberty Hops is an extension of the Hallertau family of hops and was bred in 1983 from Hallertauer Mittlefrüh and a disease (Downy Mildew, Verticillium Wilt) r...

Common Beer Styles for Mount Hood Hops


    Beer Style
    Hefeweizen
    Dopple Bock
    Russian Imperial Stout
    Brown Ale
    Golden Ale
    Pale Ale
    American Amber Ale
    Amber Ale
    Weizenbock
    India Pale Ale
    Holiday Lager
    Bock
    American Wheat
    Alt
    Munich Helles

    Mount Hood Hops Use in Commercial Beers


    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Rock Fish Grill Anacortes Brewery
    Hefeweizen
    Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom
    Alpenbrew
    Sprecher Brewery
    Dopple Bock
    Sprecher Brewery
    Russian Imperial Stout
    Sebago Brewing Company
    Boathouse Brown
    Brown's Brewing Company
    Hefe-Weizen
    Newby Wyke Brewery
    Slipway
    Red Squirrel Brewery
    RSB
    Belle Isle Brewery
    Wild Mary's Wheat Ale
    North Star Craft Brewery
    Horizons
    Deschutes Brewing Company
    Maiden Oregon Ale
    Big Time Brewery and Alehouse
    Slam Dunk Weizenbock
    Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery
    Silver Peak I.P.A.
    Salmon River Brewery
    PFD Pale Ale
    Southern Oregon Brewing Company
    Porter
    Lake Front Brewery
    Holiday Spice Lager
    Ossett Brewery
    Elizabeth Rose