Riwaka
A unique aroma hop with a powerfully fuelled tropical passion fruit character. A bold fruity hop variety suitable for big styles such as IPAs and Imperial Pilseners.

Flavour profile

Tropical fruit

Ancestry

Riwaka Brand 85.6-23 is a triploid aroma type bred during the development of New Zealand Hops with a difference programme through crossing Old Line Saazer with specially developed New Zealand breeding selections. It was first released by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Hop Research Centre in 1997.

Recommended beer styles

Analytical data

Cultivation Area

New Zealand

Ancestry

Riwaka Brand 85.6-23 is a triploid aroma type bred during the development of New Zealand Hops with a difference programme through crossing Old Line Saazer with specially developed New Zealand breeding selections. It was first released by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Hop Research Centre in 1997.

Alpha Acids (%)

4.5 – 6.5%

Beta Acids (%)

4-5%

Alpha/Beta Ratio

Cuhomulone (% of alpha acids)

32%

Total Oils (ml/100g)

1.5ml/100g

Oil Concentration (microlitres of oil/g alpha)

233

Myrcene (% of whole oil)

68%

Linalool (% of whole oil)

Caryophyllene (% of whole oil)

4%

Farnesene (% of whole oil)

1%

Humulene (% of whole oil)

9%

Selinene (% of whole oil)

Humulene/Caryophllene Ratio

3.4