Waimea – A big alpha hop that carries an even bigger weight of oils with lots of pine and citrus characters
Released in 2012 by The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, Waimea™ Brand HORT3953 is a triploid cultivar that traces its parentage 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.
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Hop Type: Dual Purposes
Alpha Acid: 16-19%
Possibility of Substitution: Saaz, Fuggle
Typically used for: