Referred to as both New Zealand Motueka and B Saaz hops, this hop varietal has a clear lineage from the Saaz line. Bright notes of lemon, lime, and tropical fruits make Motueka a versatile brewing ingredient that compliments an array of beer styles.
The normal alpha acid range is 6.5% to 8.5%. Motueka is most commonly used in IPAs, pale ales, and Belgians, but also brightens-up lagers and European ales. If you can’t get your hands on enough New Zealand Motkueka hops, try substituting with parent Saaz or Sterling hops. Enjoy the taste of this citrusy hop in commercial brews like Sierra Nevada’s Southern Hemisphere Fresh Hop IPA.