A Dual Purpose hop

Wakatu

New Zealand
Wakatu

aroma profile: Floral, Citrus

Developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research hop breeding program and released in 1988, as Hallertau Aroma, Wakatu was renamed in 2011. It is a triplod variety with two thirds Hallertau Mittelfrüh parentage. Wakatu is a well rounded variety with strong, fresh citrus characteristics and some bittering capabilities.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include restrained floral notes and freshly zested lime.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
6.5-8.5%

Beta Acid

0
15
8.4-8.6%

Total Oil

0
4
0.9-1.1 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    6.5 - 8.5%
  • Beta Acid
    8.4 - 8.6%
  • Co-humulone
    28 - 30%
  • Total Oil
    0.9 - 1.1 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    35 - 36% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    8.1 - 8.3% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    6.6 - 6.8% of total oil
  • Humulene
    16.7 - 16.9% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

2 Brewer Reviews

Brewed a pale with Wakatu and Topaz. Amazed by the level of lime zest flavour carried through right to the end - almost like lager and lime, but infinitely fresher and better.

Christian | Apr 15th, 2016

Surprised there are no reviews yet. We brew a lager with this hop every year. It's a very unique flavor profile, very tropical fruit flavor. No American flavors: pine, cat, dank at all. No real noble flavors or English flavors. If you haven't had anything with a NZ hop, you should!

Renee | Apr 17th, 2016

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