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|
I love these in my NEIPA!
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.