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Mt. Hood


United States

What it does :

Mt. Hood hops can be used for bittering, flavor, and aroma/finishing additions to your brew kettle. You can use Mt. Hood hops to make the following beer styles: Alt, Amber Ale, Amber Lager, American Ale, American Amber Ale, American Wheat Beer, Bock, Bock, Brown Ale, Dark Lager, Doppelbock, Golden Ale, Hefeweizen, Holiday Lager, India Pale Ale, Munich Helles, Pale Ale, Pale Lager, Pilsener, Porter, Russian Imperial Stout, Strong Ale and Barleywine, Weizenbock, Wheat Beer. Substitutes for Mt. Hood hops include: Crystal, Hallertauer, Hallertauer Hersbrucker, Hallertauer Mittelfruh, Liberty, Strissel Spalt, Tettnanger.

What it is:

The Mt. Hood hop is named for the volcano in Orgeon state. It is bred to resemble the Hallertauer hop character. It has a mild, pleasant, and clean aroma, that is distinctly herbal. It yields a clean and soft bitterness. Mt. Hood hops have a mild aroma that can be described as floral, spicy, and somewhat woodsy. They provide a clean bittering quality to beer.

Vital Statistics

Alpha Acid (%):

3 - 8

Beta Acid (%):

5 - 7.5

Cohumulone (% of AA):

22 - 23

Total Oils (%v/w):

1.2 - 1.7

- Myrcene (% of whole oil):

30 - 30

- Humulene (% of whole oil):

12 - 25

- Caryophyllene (% of whole oil):

7 - 10

- Farnesene (% of whole oil):


Stability in storage:



Here is some guidance for your homebrewing hop additions:

  • For bittering, add hops as desired no later then 15 minutes from end of the boil.
  • For aroma, add hops 5-15 minutes from end of the boil.
  • For flavor, add hops 2-5 minutes from the end of the boil.
  • For dry-hop character, add directly to the primary or secondary fermenter.
  • The specific hop amount needed for a 5 gallon (18.9 liter) batch will vary. The main factors that determine the quantity of hops that you need are the alpha acid content of your hops, the boiling time that you select, and the bitterness targets for your recipe.

    Use our Hop Utilization, Hop Bill, and Hop Alpha Acid Loss Calculators to help you do the math to help determine how to best use Mt. Hood hops in your next homebrew recipe.


    In general, you prepare your hops for use in beermaking by:

  • Ensuring that they are stored in sealed containers under refrigeration for maximum freshness prior to use.
  • Pre-measuring the amounts you plan to add for different stages of the wort boil.
  • Note that hops are available to brewers in a variety of forms (whole, plug, pellet).

    Related Links

    Hop Bill
    Hop Utilization
    Hop Alpha Acid Loss
    Weight Conversion
    Color Conversion
    Mt. Hood