Southern Cross is a versatile dual-purpose variety suitable for hop additions throughout the brewing process. Its soft bitterness makes it a great boil hop, but its unique character combining citrus, pine resin & spice allows it to star in late additions & dry hopping.


Cultivation Area: New Zealand

Alpha Acids (%):  13%-14% (Co-Humulone Composition 28%)


Flavour & Aroma Profile

  • Zesty lemon
  • Pine needles
  • Subtle spice

Recommended Beer Styles

  • Pale ales
  • India Pale Ales
  • Lagers, especially NZ Pilsner

Hop Substitutions

  • None


  • The result of crossing NZ Smooth Cone hops with a Californian & English Fuggles hybrid.