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. Widely regarded as a rockstar aroma hop that gives off strong notes of citrusy grapefruit and kumquat. Perfect for new world pale ales, IPAs, hoppy lagers, and any beer you want a boldy 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
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