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 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
|Beta Acid Composition
Mount Hood Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Mount Hood Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Mount Hood Cone Size||Medium|
|Mount Hood Cone Density||Moderate to Compact|
Mount Hood Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Early to Mid Season|
|Yield||Yield for Mount Hood Hops is Low to Moderate at 1450 - 1960 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Mount Hood Hops maintains 50%-60% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Mount Hood Hops Oil Composition
Mount Hood Hops Substitutes
|Crystal||Crystal 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...|
|Strisselspalt||Strisselspalt 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...|
|Hersbrucker||Hersbrucker 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...|
|Hallertau||Think 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 Mittelfrüh||Hallertauer 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...|
|Liberty||Liberty 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
|Russian Imperial Stout|
|American Amber Ale|
|India Pale Ale|
Mount Hood Hops Use in Commercial Beers