Considered by some as ‘extreme,’ this hop is often used in specialty craft and seasonal beers. Developed at the New Zealand HortResearch Centre; released in 2000.
Development: A triploid variety bred from NZ “Smoothcone” and a selected NZ male.
Usage: Dual purpose
Aroma: Distinctive white wine ‘fruitiness,’ gooseberry
Alpha Acids: 12.0 — 13.0%
Beta Acids: 6.0 — 8.0%
Co-Humulone: ~24% of alpha acids
Total Oil: ~1.1 mls/100g
Typical Beer Styles: American Pale Ale, Lager
|Hops Format||Pellet Hops|
|Country of Origin||New Zealand/Pacific|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Just finish dry hopping
Wine grape, gooseberry hop yumminess. Good quality but expensive. Hard to find anywhere. So at least NB had some to buy just expensive.
This was a very unique hop. I had used it as a flavor hop in the boil and an aroma hop in the secondary. The results were amazing!!!! I have made two IPAs that people truly loved and this was what made them. The exotic hop smell and flavor really had made a difference in the beers. After I move back from Germany I plan to continue to experiment with this hop to unlock its full potential.