A brand new New Zealand hop variety! A high alpha hop with distinctive tropical, grapefruit and passion fruit characters. Moutere is a big hop delivering high alpha acid with a generous weight of oil while its lower cohumulone provides a soft well-structured but solid bitterness. A triploid variety bred from Southern Cross and a New Zealand male, Moutere™ was originally released in 2015.
Moutere’s high alpha and low cohumulone make it an excellent bittering hop, but brewers will find it difficult to not make use of its pungent tropical aromatics and high oil content for aroma additions. Given its outsized personality, Moutere™ is a big hop for big IPAs, but its tropical flavors are also great for mixed-culture fermentations, wheat beers, and fruited hoppy styles.
Intensely tropical and fruity with dominant grapefruit and passionfruit notes, and undertones of spry hay, earthy baking spice, and resinous pine.
Alpha Acids: 15.0 – 18.0%
Beta Acids: 8.0 – 10.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.5 - 2.3
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 24 – 28%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.5 – 1.9
Moutere™ is a trademark owned by New Zealand Hops Limited Company.