Waimea is a new New Zealand dual-use variety originally bred for high alpha and bittering qualities. Released in 2012, it’s heritage stems from Californian Late Cluster, Fuggle and Saaz. Despite its incredibly high alphas, brewing characteristics of Waimea include some decidedly favorable flavor and aromas of fresh-crushed citrus and pine.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Citrus and pine
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 16%-19%
Beta Acid Composition 7%-9%
Co-Humulone Composition
Country New Zealand
Cone Size
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid to late
Yield Amount
Growth Rate High
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 2.1 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 60%
Humulene Oil Composition 10%
Caryophyllene Oil 3%
Farnesene Oil 5%
Substitutes Columbus
Style Guide India Pale Ale, Pale Ale

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