New Zealand. This is a triploid selection with parentage of Hersbrucker Pure, which is a cross of Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Saaz, and a wild German hop.
Dual Purpose. HORT9909 leans towards being a dual-purpose hop variety in single hopped recipes. Shines in new world style pilsners and lagers. Solid, clean bitterness, and in very late and dry hopping gives crisp mineral noble hop characteristic with citrus lime to hold a sweetness.
Strong forward citrus character of lemon and lime with sweet hay and spices in the background.