Hop: Waimea


Waimea was bred in New Zealand by the Institute for Plant & Food Research, released to the public in 2012. It was originally bred for bittering due to the high alpha content and vigorous growth. Parentage from Saaz, Fuggle, and Californian Late Cluster.

Considered to be a great dual hop due to high alpha acid and oil content. The aroma and flavor of Waimea are intense to add a big character to a beer.

General Information

Alias HORT3953
Profile Citrus, Pine, Tangelo (Tangerine)
Country New Zealand
Substitutes Columbus
Pairs with Dr. Rudi, Motueka, Wakatu
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Beer Styles India Pale Ale, Pale Ale


Alpha Acid 16.0 - 19.0%
Beta Acid 7.0 - 9.0%
Cohumulone 22.0 - 24.0%


Total Oil 1.8 - 2.3 ml/100g
Myrcene 55.0 - 65.0%
Humulene 8.0 - 12.0%
Caryophyllene 2.0 - 5.0%
Farnesene 3.0 - 7.0%
Linalool 0.6%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate High
Cones Compact density
Maturity Middle to late

Waimea Aroma/Flavor Profile

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2021-01-12 09:24:16 (Added: 2021-01-12 09:24:16)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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