An Aroma hop

Riwaka

New Zealand
Riwaka

aroma profile: Citrus, Tropical Fruit

A triploid aroma type bred during the development of New Zealand Hops “Hops with a Difference” programme, Riwaka is a quintessential New Zealand hop variety. The pure weight of the oil character experienced during selection carries right through to the glass and is a punchy addition to the New World styles of Pales Ale and New Zealand Pilsners.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include powerfully fueled tropical passion fruit with grapefruit and citrus characters.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
4.5-6.5%

Beta Acid

0
15
4-5%

Total Oil

0
4
1.4-1.6 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    4.5 - 6.5%
  • Beta Acid
    4 - 5%
  • Co-humulone
    31 - 33%
  • Total Oil
    1.4 - 1.6 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    67 - 69% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    3.9 - 4.1% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    8.9 - 9.1% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

2 Brewer Reviews

5

Forget Nelson Sauvin, Riwaka is the best hop to come out of New Zealand imho!

Vince | Sep 12th, 2016

We regularly brew with Galaxy and our supplier suggested as an alternative we try Riwaka...

Sensational back ended hop!! We have used this in both whirlpool and dry hop additions with outstanding results, amazing aromas.

Simon | Nov 18th, 2016

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