Hop Name: Southern Cross

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:11.0 - 14.0%
Beta Range:11.0 - 14.0%
Cohumulone Range:25.0 - 28.0%
Humulene Range:20.8 - 20.8%
Myrcene Range:31.8 - 31.8%
Farnesene Range:7.3 - 7.3%
Caryophyllene Range:6.7 - 7%
Total Oil Range:1.2 - 1.2 mL/100g
Citrus and Spice and everything nice is how one might describe New Zealand’s Southern Cross variety. A soft bitterness makes it a good early addition to the boil. It is said to have a heady lemon zest and pine needle essence which makes it a star among its kind, and there is really no substitute that can come close to its characteristics. It has a high alpha acids content (up to 14%), good cohumulone balance of 24% of the alpha acids, and nicely balanced oils. Word has it that Sierra Nevada brewery will debut Southern Hemisphere Harvest fresh hops ale in April of 2014 using Southern Cross, along with Motueka, as its finishing hops.

Commonly used in:
Origin: New Zealand
Storage: N/A
A delicate balance of citrus and spice, including a heady mix of lemon peel and pine needles

Possible Substitutions:
None known