New Zealand Waimea™
Waimea™ is a natural fit for any beer where a powerful hop character is desired.
Breeding/Development: Waimea™ is a dual purpose hop bred and released in 2012. Known for vigorous growth, Waimea claims parentage from Californian Late Cluster, Fuggle and Saaz.
Brewing Application: Aroma. Waimea’s typically high alpha acid levels also give it considerable bittering potential, but it is most prized for its high oil content (particularly myrcene), low cohumulone, and aromatic impact in the glass.
Sensory: Outsized and assertive with citrus fruit (think tangerine/orange) and pine needles for days.
Maturity: Mid to Late season
Yield: Moderate to High