Origin: Wai-iti™ Brand HORT7709 is a new hop variety developed by New Zealand Plant and Food Research with release from the New Zealand Hop breeding program in 2011. It was selected for its low alpha acid and high oil content. Wai-iti™ is a granddaughter of the USDA developed Liberty and is a triploid hop derived from 1/3rd Hallertau Mittelfrüeh.
Usage: Can be used for bittering in single hopped beers, but better suited for aroma use where its delicate aromas and flavors will not be overshadowed by more assertive hops.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Freshly squeezed limes with top notes of mixed citrus are the standouts in a heady blend of essential oils. Citrus characters apparent in the selection step back a little in the finished product to make way for a blend of stone fruits such as fresh peaches and ripe apricot. Low co-humulone and high levels of farnesene create a rounded clean bitterness when used in single hopped beers. The high oil content fills in all the corners when used in late additions or in dry hopping.
Alpha Acid: 2-4%
Beta Acid: 4-6%
Total Oil:1.4-1.7 mL/100g