A truly modern triploid hop, Wai-iti brings forth a fresh splash of lime and stone fruit. It was released to brewers in 2011 alongside Kohatu by New Zealand Plant & Food Research and features higher beta acids than alpha acids, low cohumulone and robust oil content.


Its heritage consists of notable varieties Hallertauer Mittelfrüh as a 1/3 parent and Liberty as its grandparent. Despite its low alpha content, low cohumulone and high farnesene would suggest a soft bitterness and potential suitability for single-hopped beers.

When brewed as a mid-late addition, Wai-iti’s citrus aromas are said to take a back seat and make way for more of a stone-fruit presence. Wai-iti has been suggested by some as being similar to Riwaka yet more smooth and rounded.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Lime citrus and stone fruit notes
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 2.5%-3.5%
Beta Acid Composition 4.5%-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 22%-24%
Country New Zealand
Cone Size
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.6 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 30%
Humulene Oil Composition 28%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%
Farnesene Oil 13%
Substitutes Riwaka
Style Guide Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Wheat Beer

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