Kohatu hops are a dual-purpose hop with fresh tropical fruit characters and excellent finish and bitterness.
Initial brewing trials displayed a hop of great versatility with excellent stable flavor 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.
Descendant of Hallertau Mittelfrüh, which is where Kohatu gets its high Humulene oil content. This high Humulene percentage (36-37% of total oil) gives a complex woodsy and resinous character. Kohatu also has a big Myrcene content (35-36%) that imparts a very fresh aroma of tropical fruits, making it an great hop for single-hopped pale ales and IPAs.