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Riwaka Hop New Zealand Hop

Riwaka Hop

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Purpose:Aroma
Country:New Zealand (NZ)

Origin of the Riwaka Hop

Crossed Old Line Saazer with specially developed New Zealand breeding selections

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Riwaka

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

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Brewing Values for Riwaka

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Riwaka hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.

Alpha Acids (AA)
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness.
4.5-6.5%
5.5% avg
Beta AcidsThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades as beer ages. Higher levels of beta acids will result in a slower decline of bittering.4-5%
4.5% avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.29-36%
32.5% avg
Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »0.8-1.5 mL
1.2mL avg

Common Beers and Styles using Riwaka

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Riwaka hop include Pale Ale, IPA & Pilsner.

Riwaka Hop Substitutions

If any version of the Riwaka hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to use one of these other hops as a substitution for a similar outcome:

Is Riwaka Available in Cryo/Lupulin Powder Form?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Riwaka hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.


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