An Aroma hop


New Zealand

aroma profile: Citrus, Tropical Fruit

Bred as part of the Hops with a Difference programme, Motueka is an excellent hop in many applications from first kettle additions through late gifting. This hop offers a unique aroma and flavour profile suitable for producing bigger styles. Excellent when employed in multiple additions from a single hop bill and sits well on the palate to balance specialty malt sweetness. It is an excellent variety for a wide range of styles from Saison through to Pilsners. It is extremely versatile in the brewery.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include distinctive fresh crushed citrus, "Mojito" lime character, lively lemon and lime tones with background hints of tropical fruit.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

0.7-0.9 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    6.5 - 7.5%
  • Beta Acid
    5 - 5.5%
  • Co-humulone
    28 - 30%
  • Total Oil
    0.7 - 0.9 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    47 - 49% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    1 - 3% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    12.1 - 12.3% of total oil
  • Humulene
    3.5 - 3.7% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

8 Brewer Reviews


Brewed a witbier with grapefruit peel, good complement.

Bob | Nov 21st, 2016

I did a red IPA with Mosaic-Galaxy-Motueka, with an enormous dry hopping of motueka.

For now it tastes like soil and grass. If that's good or bad it's up to you.

Jordi | Dec 12th, 2016

Just brewed a saison that was dry hopped with this hop. Amazing and totally complemented the Pekko hop. Give it a try.

Anthony | Jul 4th, 2017

Brewed a SMaSH with 2 row and English Pale Yeast. Lime, melon and mango are the hop profile.

Kyle | Jul 6th, 2017

Yeah. I think motueka doesn't contribute to any tropical or fruity taste or aroma at all. For me it is all earthy and spicy!

John Doe | Jul 24th, 2017

I hope you guys don’t like Motueka. I use it all the time and it is hard to get. So, if you don’t buy this great hop variety, it leaves more for me. I have won 7 competitions with recipes that include Motueka, so fir me there is no question. It is one of the best hops out there.

Mike | Oct 4th, 2017

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