New Zealand Dr. Rudi (Super Alpha)

Dr. Rudi is a versatile variety with a lemongrass-pine character.
SKU: SUP

Origin: New Zealand. Initially called Super Alpha upon its release by HortResearch in 1976, in 2012 this variety was renamed Dr. Rudi in honor of the “father of New Zealand hops.” It is a high-alpha triploid bred from an open cross of Smoothcone. 

Usage: Intended as a bittering hop, but like many of its fellow New Zealand varieties that followed, Super Alpha possesses an oil profile that suits modern craft styles very well. Try in hoppy lagers, bitters and pale ales.

Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Moderate. Sweetly grassy with overtones of lemongrass, pine sap, and dried fruit.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Mid season

Yield: Moderate

Origin: New Zealand. Initially called Super Alpha upon its release by HortResearch in 1976, in 2012 this variety was renamed Dr. Rudi in honor of the “father of New Zealand hops.” It is a high-alpha triploid bred from an open cross of Smoothcone. 

Usage: Intended as a bittering hop, but like many of its fellow New Zealand varieties that followed, Super Alpha possesses an oil profile that suits modern craft styles very well. Try in hoppy lagers, bitters and pale ales.

Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Moderate. Sweetly grassy with overtones of lemongrass, pine sap, and dried fruit.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Mid season

Yield: Moderate

Products specifications
Alpha Acid Range % 10.0 - 12.0
Beta Acid Range % 7.0 – 8.5
Co-Humulone as % of alpha 36 – 39
Total oils mls/100 gr. 1.0 – 1.4
Products specifications
Alpha Acid Range % 10.0 - 12.0
Beta Acid Range % 7.0 – 8.5
Co-Humulone as % of alpha 36 – 39
Total oils mls/100 gr. 1.0 – 1.4
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