Hop Type: Dual Purpose
Origin: New Zealand
Alpha Acid: 6.0 - 7.0%
Common Styles: Blond Ale, Belgian Ale, Wheat Styles
Kohatu is a very new variety with mid-range alpha and moderate amounts of aromatic oils.
With characteristic tropical character but comparatively subtle profile for a Southern Hemisphere hop, Kohatu is a welcome addition to Belgian ales, wheat beer, or blonde ales where an “over the top” hop quality may not be desired; or as part of a blend with more intense varieties for New Zealand-style IPA.
It features bright lime and pineapple notes with traces of pine. And it can exhibit a “dank” undertone desirable for some American craft styles.