Our One Hop Wonder Series is back! This time, we are pleased to highlight this popular hop from New Zealand, Motueka.
Motueka (pronounced Mo-two-e-ka) is one of the major hop growing regions in New Zealand, which is where this hop derives it's name from. It is the second most popular New Zealand hop, just behind Nelson Sauvin, which we've highlighted in a previous OHW beer of ours.
It has a bright and lively citrus quality of lemon and lime along with some tropical, floral, and stone fruit on the nose. Often the tropical fruit comes through more prominently in the flavor, along with floral and spicy/herbal notes. We also added oat malt to lend some creaminess to the mouthfeel.