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Southern Cross (NZ)

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Developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research hop breeding program and released in 1994, Southern Cross is a triploid cross between New Zealand Smoothcone and a 1950’s research variety bred from a crossing of Californian and English Fuggle. It has excellent essential oils and low co-humulone delivering a delicate balance of citrus and spice when added at the end of boil. Specific aroma descriptors include citrus and tropical fruit with hints of lemon zest, lime, pine and spice.

Alpha Acids: 11-14%

Beta Acids: 5-6%

Used For: Dual Purpose

Styles: Ales - Juicy IPA