Kohatu is a dual purpose NZ hop with fresh tropical fruit characters and excellent finish and bitterness (6-7 %AA).
Kohatu is a triploid aroma type produced through the crossing of a Hallertau Mittelfruh and a New Zealand Male with North American and European parentage. Kohatu was released from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research hop breeding programme in 2011.
Kohatu has been described as having an intense fresh tropical fruit character during selections and these early sensory evaluations brought this hop to the attention of researchers.
Initial brewing trials displayed a hop of great versatility with excellent stable flavour and aroma impacts. Fruity characters seen in sensory selections had carried through into the finished product, which was very satisfying. Importantly, the real stand out has been the consistency and quality of bitterness in dual purpose applications.
"Excellent flavour and bitterness"
Works really well in single hop applications to showcase its fruity aroma characters balanced by the extraordinary quality of bitterness. Higher addition rates can really pack a fruit driven punch in bigger beer styles.
HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0 C)
- Crop Years: 2020 and 2021
- Alpha Acids 6.0-7.0%
- Beta Acids 4.0-5.0%
- Cohumulone 21% of Alpha Acids
- Total Oil 1 ml oil per 100gm cone weight
- Concentration 180 uL Oil/gram Alpha
- Myrcene 35.5%
- Humulene 36.5%
- Caryophyllene 11.5%
- Farnesene 0.3%
- Citrus-Piney Fraction 3.5%
- Floral Estery Fraction 2.7%
- H/C Ratio 3.2
- Other 0%