Kohatu, meaning stone or rock in Maori, was released alongside Wai-iti in 2011. It was named after Kohatu, a small town nestled by the Motueka River, south west of Nelson, New Zealand. Kohatu is not as fruity as Wai-iti, but with its intense aroma of tropical fruit and freshly crushed pine needles, it adds a wonderfully fresh character to beer. Even with a low alpha, when used as an early addition it features a pleasant, rounded bitterness.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Intense tropical fuit and pine needle aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 6.80%
Beta Acid Composition  4%-6%
Co-Humulone Composition  21%
Country New Zealand
Cone Size
Cone Density  Loose
Seasonal Maturity  Early to mid
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition  0.12-1.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition  35.5%
Humulene Oil Composition  36.5%
Caryophyllene Oil  11.5%
Farnesene Oil  0.3%
Style Guide  Ale, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale

Where to Buy Kohatu Hops

As a listing requirement, all suppliers below ship nationally to their respective countries.

Yakima Valley Hops (USA)
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The Home Brew Shop (UK)

National Homebrew (Australia)

Clever Brewing (Australia)

BeerCo (Australia)

Hauraki Homebrew (New Zealand)
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