A big alpha hop that carries an even bigger weight of oils with lots of pine and citrus characters (16-19 % AA)
Waimea is a triploid cultivar released from The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited’s Motueka Research Centre in 2012 its parentage traces back to ‘Californian Late Cluster’, ‘Saazer’ and ‘Fuggle’.
Fresh tangelo citrus fruit, and pine needle are at first evident during selections, while an outstanding oils profile, high alpha, low cohumlone and excellent agronomic performance make Waimea an exciting new world hop…
Well suited to dual purpose applications throughout from early kettle additions right through to dry hopping. Quality bitterness and aroma abound with fruity citrus and pine characters from this hops big weight of oil. A big hop for big beers.
"A great finisher"
A new world flavour hop selected for its genuine dual purpose capability in delivery of quality bitterness with unique fresh citrus aroma notes. Can be used across a wide array of styles in a variety of brewhouse and dry hopping applications.
All our hops are vacuum sealed in foil bags to preserve the best flavour and aroma. Our hops are refrigerated while in storage.