Southern Cross

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

General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Noble: No
Uses: bittering or aroma
Beer styles: Light lagers
Substitutions: Northern Brewer, Chinook
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 11-14 %
Beta Acids: 5-6 %
Cohumulone: 25-28 %
Myrcene: 32 %
Humulene: 21 %
Caryophyllene: 6.7 %
Farnesene: 7.3 %
Total Oil: 1.2 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

good %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: high
Harvest: midseason

This New Zealand triploid, released in 1994, has citrusy and spicy aromas. It was developed as a high-alpha bittering hop, but when used late in the boil contributes distinctive lemon/lime flavor notes.