Hop: Wai-iti


Wai-iti was bred by New Zealand Plant & Food Research and released in 2011 along with Kohatu®. Heritage straight forward but exists in Hallertau and Liberty.

Wai-iti is a low alpha acid variety that makes up for it with big flavor. Smoother but considered similar to Riwaka.

General Information

Aliases HORT7709, Waiiti
Profile Strong citrus: lemon, lime zest and mandarin oranges.
Country New Zealand
Substitutes Riwaka
Purpose Aroma
Yield Moderate
Beer Styles IPA, American Pale Ale, American Wheat Ale


Alpha Acid 2.5 - 3.5%
Beta Acid 4.5 - 5.5%
Cohumulone 22.0 - 24.0%


Total Oil 1.6 ml/100g
Myrcene 30.0%
Humulene 28.0%
Caryophyllene 9.0%
Farnesene 13.0%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Middle

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2021-01-12 09:31:19 (Added: 2021-01-12 09:31:19)

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