Hop: Riwaka


Riwaka was bred from Saaz, released by New Zealand's Plant & Food Hop Research Centre in 1997. This is a very high oil content hop.

General Information

Alias D Saaz
Profile Powerful grapefruit and kumquat.
Country New Zealand
Substitutes N/A
Purpose Aroma
Beer Styles IPA, American Pale Ale


Alpha Acid 4.5 - 6.5%
Beta Acid 4.0 - 5.0%
Cohumulone 29.0 - 36.0%


Total Oil 0.8 ml/100g
Myrcene 68.0%
Humulene 9.0%
Caryophyllene 4.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Cones Loose density
Maturity Early
Last Updated
  • 2020-05-09 11:23:27 (Added: 2020-05-09 11:23:27)

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