The kiwis keep it coming with yet another hop varietal that’s bursting with character. Riwaka™ varietal 85-6-23 was originally bred by New Zealand Hops by crossing Saaz with specially developed breeding selections. The result was a highly aromatic hop with almost double the oil content of its parent Saaz. Realesed in 1997, this was once an exceedingly difficult hop to get your hands on outside of New Zealand, as it was quickly bought up by the native brewers. With an almost 1:1 alpha to beta acids ratio, this rockstar aroma hop gives off strong notes of citrusy grapefruit and kumquat. Perfect for new world pale ales, IPAs, hoppy lagers, and any beer you want a bold fruity hop character to shine.
Alpha Acids: 4.5 – 6.5%
Beta Acids: 4 – 5%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 0.9 – 1.3
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 29 – 36%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.5