Taiheke (FKA Cascade) (NZ)

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This hops origins stem from an early US breeding program circa 1956 and was the first commercially bred hop to emerge from the USDA-ARS program when released in 1972. It was bred from crossing an English Fuggle with a male selection believed to have been a crossing of Fuggle with the Russian variety Serebrianka.


During selection this hop displays quite exceptional levels of citrus grapefruit characteristics. Colour and tight compact cone shape give it instant appeal and the power of its resinous mix of aromas makes it a real standout during selection.


Performs well when used as a single variety across multiple kettle additions or when singled out as a late gift. Can do some really great things for the hop advocate when matched up with some of the New Zealand aroma heavy weights such as Motueka or Riwaka.

"A personality of its own"


Typically employed in “new world” style pale ales the New Zealand Cascade can be used in a  multitude of beer styles to great effect.

Alpha Acids 6-8%
Beta Acids 5.0-5.5%
Cohumulone 37% of Alpha Acids
Total Oil 1.1 ml oil per 100gm cone weight
Concentration 180 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Mycene 53.6%
Humulene 14.5%
Caryophyllene 5.4%
Farnesene 6%
Citrus-Piney Fraction 6.1%
Floral Estery Fraction 2.2%
H/C Ratio 2.8


All our hops are vacuum sealed in foil bags to preserve the best flavour and aroma.  Our hops are refrigerated while in storage.