Motueka is a trademark of New Zealand Hops Limited, registered in the USA

varietal: 87.14-20

Technical Data

HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0C)

Alpha Acids6.5-7.5%
Beta Acids5.0-5.5%
Cohumulone29.0% of Alpha Acids
Total Oil0.8 ml oil per 100gm cone weight
Concentration107 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Citrus-Piney Fraction18.3%
Floral Estery Fraction4%
H/C Ratio12.6

Grower comments

Early season
Low to Medium
Growth Habit
Vigorous, columnar frame
Cone Structure
Cylindrical, open, loose cones
Disease Resistance
New Zealand is hop disease free
Storage Stability
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An aroma hop with a distinctive fresh crushed citrus “Mojito” lime character (6-8% AA)


A triploid aroma type developed by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research. Motueka™ Brand 87.14-20 was bred by crossing a New Zealand breeding selection with a Saazer as part of the Hops with a Difference programme.


First impressions are a very lively intense fresh lime followed by a background of tropical fruit and lemon zest…big citrus notes dominate.


An excellent hop in many applications from first kettle additions through to late gift.  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 speciality malt sweetness. An excellent variety for a wide range of styles from Saison through to Pilsners.

"A truly great Hop"


Brings a new world edge to traditional pilsner styles and found internationally in a wide range of styles from lighter lagers to big ales. The weight of oil to alpha integrates it fully with higher gravity types to balance both malt sweetness and body. Extremely versatile in the brewery.