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Origin: Released in 2011 as a new hop variety developed by New Zealand Plant and Food Research, selected for its low alpha acids and high oil content. Wai-iti™ is a granddaughter of Liberty.
Usage: Aroma. Low in alpha acids and cohumulone but comparatively high in oil content, Wai-iti™ delivers strong flavor and aroma when used as a late kettle hop, in the hop back, or as a dry or cask hop. Excellent for hop-driven craft styles as well as wheat beers and dry-hopped sours.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Lush and fragrant with dominant notes of stone fruit (notably peach and apricot) with pleasantly intense citric tones of lime and mandarin.
To preserve freshness, all BSG HandCraft hops are packaged in nitrogen-flushed, oxygen and light-barrier packages.