New Zealand Motueka Hops (Pellets)

New Zealand Motueka Hops (Pellets)

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Also referred to as B Saaz hops, this Saazer descendent is mostly used for its bold aroma of of lemon, lime and tropical fruits. A fantastic addition to Lagers, Belgian and English Ales, Motueka is also a great way to spice-up your favorite IPA recipe.

Hop Statistics:
Alpha Acids: 6.5 – 8.5%
Beta Acids: 5.0 – 5.5%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.18 - 1.7
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): ~29%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: ~0.8
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): NA
Similar Hop Varieties: Saaz, Sterling

OriginNew Zealand
Flavor and AromaCitrus, Tropical
Alpha AcidsAverage
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brewing IPA
MITCHELL M on Nov 7, 2020
sounds interesting
Mrs S J S on Oct 9, 2020
brewing IPA
MITCHELL M on Nov 7, 2020
Using this for a strong ale recipe I have planned.
Eddie M on Oct 10, 2020
sounds interesting
Mrs S J S on Oct 9, 2020
To dry hop
Sean B on Oct 9, 2020
Michael Eden M on Oct 8, 2020
Try out the hop in a Gose
Joseph C on Oct 2, 2020
David B on Sep 21, 2020
More citrus, of course
Dale C on Aug 13, 2020
trying a clone recipe from recent BYO article
Eric O on Jul 29, 2020
Dry hop a Golden Ale
Dwain Pannell on Jun 24, 2020
Brandon Whitehead on May 20, 2020
For Hazy Crazy!
Dennis L. B on May 20, 2020
To brew a Four Wives style beer
Dwain Pannell on May 6, 2020
Big Brew Recipe
Stephen C on Apr 28, 2020
To make beer
Paul R on Mar 28, 2020
Brian D on Mar 20, 2020
Its new to me
Don S on Jan 7, 2020
In my recipe
Daniel M on Oct 31, 2019
Hunter J on Oct 10, 2019
making a nz pilsner
Matt B on Aug 28, 2019
Floral and citrus notes.
Aaron G F on Jun 6, 2019
Special recipe requirement
Ron A on May 10, 2019
Steven M on May 8, 2019
I like to party
Alec Norman on Mar 22, 2019
Pat on Jan 24, 2019
Mike R on Sep 28, 2018
I used to live there and it reminds me of a people and places close to my heart.
christopher B s on Sep 5, 2018
For my dry hopped pineapple milkshake IPA cider
Chris B on Aug 25, 2018
quality & price
BRIAN A C on Aug 20, 2018
making a new zealand hazy ipa
Randy S Akam on Jul 30, 2018
Near what I need for a recipe.
John M on Jul 23, 2018
looking for a hop somewhat like Riwaka (New Zealand)
Alastair B. P on Jul 20, 2018
want to use it in a Mexican Lager
Kevin P on Jul 6, 2018
Trying a new IPA recipe Using Motueka to compliment Citra
Leonard P on Jul 6, 2018
they are delicious
Eric J on May 19, 2018
Wayne M on May 17, 2018
Dry hop for a nice farmhouse saison.
Robert G on Mar 16, 2018
Supposed "lime" contribution.
Chris W on Feb 20, 2018
Killer Aroma
Jonathan A B on Feb 13, 2018
Good hop flavor late addition.
Michael G on Feb 5, 2018
Using this for a strong ale recipe I have planned.
Eddie M on Oct 10, 2020
To dry hop
Sean B on Oct 9, 2020

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I tried this NZ hopalong with Nelson hops in my latest Pale Ale 6% west coast style. I had tasted beers with these hops before and I really enjoyed the aroma and flavors.

Although a little pricey, I felt the beer turned out fantastic and I'll definitely use them again.
May 13, 2020
7 months ago
Amazing aroma. One of my new favorites for sure!
May 5, 2020
7 months ago
Good tropical hop
Nice aroma and flavoring hop. Melon, passion fruit, hint of citrus: it’s all here.
February 1, 2019
over 2 years ago
Used these hops in a hazy IPA to bring a citrus zest flavor to the beer, it really shows through in the smell with MoreBeers quality Motueka pellets hops.
November 10, 2018
over 2 years ago
In demand for a reason
Excellent lemon lime flavor when used for dryhop
July 16, 2018
over 2 years ago
Amazing hop these are one of my favorite hops, I had the hops in my freezer for a couple of months and when I opened the package "BAM!" That amazing Motueka aroma, love these hops!!
April 25, 2018
over 2 years ago
Has become my favorite
Motueka hops have become one of my favorite hops. I like to use them at 3oz 140 degrees and whirl pool them down to about 80 deg. Then I dry hop,3 oz, in kegs, starting about 5 days before serving and leave the hops in until the keg is dry.

Guests and family love the aroma and "there is just a hidden flavor" they say. They do not seem to get a grassy off taste. Get some and enjoy
February 14, 2018
over 2 years ago
Used 8ozs in a 6 gal single hop IPA, 5 in the boil/flameout, 3 for dry hop. Very subtle tropical and citrus. Kinda underwhelming. However for a blonde, belgium, or pils this hop might be what your looking for.
June 30, 2017
great multipurpose hop
One of my favorite hops to use, fruity and citrusy but completely different from typical citrusy american hops. works very well with a wide range of hop based styles.
May 27, 2015