A Dual Purpose hop


New Zealand

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


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

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

4 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

I have used this twice in combination with motuka. Both Begian style IPA. It works nicely with the phenolic Belgian yeast. It tastes of lime zest and vanilla to my palate. Great hop.

Evan | Oct 21st, 2016

I was looking for a substitute for summer-hop and was hoping to find it in this one. But I got nothing of the fruitiness I was looking for. The smell was already not very exciting when I opened the bag. Got mostly eartthy flavours.

Wilbert | Dec 18th, 2017

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