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 Mittelfrüh crossed with a USDA 19058M male. 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. It's 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: 4.6%
- Similar Varieties: Liberty, Hallertau, Crystal
- Common Styles: German and American-style Lagers and Ales, Pilsner, Belgian Ale