Southern Cross

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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