Mount Hood

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA
Noble: No
Uses: aroma
Beer styles: European and European-style lager
Substitutions: Hallertauer, Tettnanger, Liberty, Ultra
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 3-8 %
Beta Acids: 4-7.5 %
Cohumulone: 22-27 %
Myrcene: 30-65 %
Humulene: 15-35 %
Caryophyllene: 7-15 %
Farnesene: less than 1 %
Total Oil: 1-1.7 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

50% %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: moderate
Harvest: early to midseason

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

A triploid released in 1983 as part of a program attempting to develop an American substitute for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Mount Hood was a cross between a tetraploid Hallertauer and an unnamed aroma variety derived from Early Green. Sister hops from the same program include Liberty, Crystal, and Ultra.

Mount Hood has a mild and clean aroma and flavour, excellent for finishing European lagers.