Kohia Nelson

Kohia Nelson
Freestyle Kohia Nelson is our botanical blend and extends our love of the unique flavours of New Zealand grown crops.

Kohia Nelson is our passion fruit blend, which delivers a sweet tropical character reminiscent of passionfruit/orange/guava juice with great citrus complexity that leans towards pink grapefruit. Kohia Nelson can easily stand up to a single hop beer and really shines in juicy, hop forward styles.  It isn’t over-the-top passionfruit, but rather a deeply complex tropical fruit character.

Our 2023 version of that blend combines Nelson Sauvin and Rakau with New Zealand passionfruit. The passion fruit was sourced from a brilliant NZ  restaurant supply company. Kohia Nelson requires a bit of a different (and  complex) production process. The passion fruit is dried, the seeds removed  and then blended with the hops prior to pelleting. The only other ingredient  used to make the blend is a small amount of natural ascorbic acid (vitamin C  from citrus) to prevent oxidation of the passion fruit during the pelleting  process. 

Our internal dry hop testing has come back really positive. We found it to  have a potent sweet passion fruit aroma, but (in our test West Coast IPA) a  nice crisp, dry, mega-hoppy flavour. We think you will be stoked on it.  

We have engineered the blend to be as low in sugar as possible. It is 0.45 brix  (4.5g of total sugars per kg of pellets). At a dry hopping rate of 10g/L of Kohia  Nelson, the resulting beer would have an additional 0.045g/L of sugar; which could increase ABV by ~0.027%.