[ Dual Purpose Variety ] Developed: New Zealand Plant and Food Research Hop Breeding Programme (2011)
[ Alpha Acids: 6.1-7.4% / Beta Acids: 4.2-5.5% / Co-Humulone Composition: 20-22% / Similar Hops: Unknown. ]
– Kohatu is a Dual Purpose Hop Variety, developed by the New Zealand Plant and Food Hop Research Programme in 2011. Meaning ‘Stone’ or ‘Rock’ in Maori, Kohatu is named after the town of Kohatu situated on the Motueka River, south-west of Nelson, New Zealand. Kohatu shows intense Tropical Fruits, Grapefruit, Apricot and Pine Needle in the Aroma. Also suited for use in early additions giving a very well rounded and clean Bitterness. Kohatu gives Tropical Melons, Peach, Stone Fruit and Herbal-Spice on the Palate, with a slightly Resinous and Dank aftertaste. Although young, Kohatu is quickly finding use in American Style Pale Ales, IPA’s, Amber Ales and Imperial IPA’s across Australia to the United States. Currently grown in New Zealand and under license in Yakima Valley, Washington State.