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A Dual Purpose hop


New Zealand

aroma profile: Citrus, Pine

Released from The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited’s Motueka Research Centre, Waimea is well-suited to dual purpose applications from early kettle additions right through to dry hopping. It exudes quality bitterness and aroma abound with fruity citrus and pine characters from this hop's big weight of oil. A big hop for big beers, it an be used across a wide array of styles in a variety of brewhouse and dry hopping applications.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include lots of pine and citrus characters; intense tangelo.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

2-2.2 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    16 - 19%
  • Beta Acid
    7 - 9%
  • Co-humulone
    22 - 24%
  • Total Oil
    2 - 2.2 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    59 - 61% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    2.5 - 2.7% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    4.9 - 5.1% of total oil
  • Humulene
    9.4 - 9.6% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

3 Brewer Reviews

Used it in combination with other hops several times and it does do a great job!

Peter S | Sep 17th, 2016

Love this hop. We've used it before in single hop IPA's: in combo with others for Imperial Reds; to dry hop a saison [a pale one and a chocolate malt one]; and also in two different all-brettanomyces ipa recipes. All with fantastic success. I'm a believer. Truly.

Oddrice1 | Feb 2nd, 2017

brewed an imperial ipa with waimea and simcoe and dry hopped with the same. pine and citrus aroma/flavors. but tasters also picked up a slight buttery-like flavor too. which i believe coming from the waimea. aroma was not as intense as i expected tho. plan to use again in a SMaSH.

mike | Apr 22nd, 2017

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