Hop Name: Calicross

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:5.8 - 7.9%
Beta Range:5.8 - 7.9%
Cohumulone Range:36.0 - 44.0%
Humulene Range:12.0 - 19.0%
Myrcene Range:54.0 - 68.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:2.0 - 6%
Total Oil Range:0.42 - 1.39 mL/100g
New Zealand’s Calicross was bred and born in the 1960’s and gone by the 1980’s. Apparently Black Root Rot infected the California (Late Cluster) hops. The Calicross was produced when a Fuggle Hops and a California were crossed. The Calicross changed the face of the New Zealand hops industry practically overnight. It’s floral flavor and aroma were forward with low alpha acids, high myrcellene content, and a cohumulone profile of up to 44%. Bred for both aroma and bittering, it’s low vigor caused it to be removed from the market in favor of other varieties.

Commonly used in:
English Ale, Porter, Mild Ale, Bitter, Extra Special Bitter, Lambic, Amber Ale, Cask Ale, Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Strong Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Golden Ale, Christmas Ale
Origin: New Zealand
Storage: Retains 78%-78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C
Floral flavor and aroma

Possible Substitutions:
None known