Bred in 1983 and first released in 1989, Mt. Hood is a sister hop of Crystal, Liberty, and Ultra. It is the daughter of Hallertau. With its noble heritage, Mt. Hood is an excellent choice for pale lagers, wheat beers, and German or Belgian ales where a refined aroma with low to moderate bitterness is desirable. It makes a good substitute for German-grown Hallertau varieties. Its moderately intense and sweet with suggestions of herb-infused honey and flowers and green fruit. Some crops range into pungence with a more pronounced herbal note.
Hop Type: Aroma
Origin: United States
Alpha Acid: 4.0 - 7.0%
Similar Varieties: Liberty, Hallertau, Crystal
Common Styles: German and American-style Lagers and Ales, Pilsner, Belgian Ale