Bred in New Zealand. Bred from New Zealand Smoothcone, English Fuggle, and an American variety, Southern Cross™was first released in 1994 and has been a mainstay of New Zealand craft brewers since.
Mainly a bittering variety, the low cohumulone levels of Southern Cross™ make it a versatile early-kettle addition in almost any style. However, its pine/citrus aromas are definitely welcome in hoppy American styles.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Mild to moderate. Citrus (especially lemon) with warm pine needles. Late hopping can bring forth the citrus fraction opening up suggestions of dried peel and pith.s.
|Alpha Acid||11 - 14%|
|Beta Acid||5 - 6%|
|Co-humulone||25 - 28%|
|Total Oil||1.2 - 1.2 mL/100g|
|Myrcene||31 - 32% of total oil|
|Caryophyllene||6.7 - 6.7% of total oil|
|Farnesene||7.3 - 7.3% of total oil|
|Humulene||20.8 - 20.8% of total oil|
|Geraniol||0 - 0% of total oil|