Yeah! Another New Zealand hops to profile. This time around, it’s Riwaka hops.
Developed in the HortResearch Hop Research Centre in the small town of Riwaka, they were bred from Saaz hops and NZ varieties.
I have a development year of 1997. I am unsure of when they became available commercially.
Origin: New Zealand
Aroma: Grapefruit. From description, it appears to be have west coast USA hop aroma properties
Alpha Acid: 4.5% to 6.5%
Typical Usage: Aroma, but imparts bittering qualities like Saaz does when used early in the boil.
Beer Styles: Bohemian pilsner anyone? Could supplement other American hop late additions in an APA.