Mild, pleasant and slightly spicy, Outeniqua is an excellent, high alpha bittering hop from the land of milk and honey—a moniker of the South African region where it is grown. Primarily used only locally, Outeniqua features a well-balanced oil profile and a strong, punchy, hoppy aroma. Outeniqua is also the mother of high-alpha variety, Southern Star.

Also Known As
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 12%-13.5%
Beta Acid Composition 4.1%-5.1%
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-30%
Country  South Africa
Cone Size Small to medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid to Late
Yield Amount 1590-1940 kg/hectare (1420-1730 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.6-1.6 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 38%-43%
Humulene Oil Composition 28%-33%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%-10%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Southern Star
Style Guide Pilsner


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