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New Zealand Southern Cross

Alpha Acid Range %
11.0 - 14.0
Beta Acid Range %
5.0 - 6.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
25 - 28
Total oils mls/100 gr.
1.4 - 1.8


An excellent all-purpose hop with a definite New Zealand fingerprint.

Breeding/Development: New Zealand. Bred from New Zealand Smoothcone, English Fuggle, and an American variety, Southern Cross was first released in 1994 and has been a mainstay of New Zealand craft brewers.

Brewing Application: Mainly a bittering variety, the low cohumulone levels of Southern Cross make it a versatile early-kettle addition in almost any style. However, its typical “pine and citrus” southern hemisphere aromas are definitely welcome in hoppy American styles.

Sensory: Mild to moderate. Citrus (especially lemon) with warm pine needles. Late hopping can bring forth the citrus fraction opening up suggestions of dried peel and pith.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Mid season

Yield: Good