Wai-iti Hops

A more recent addition to New Zealand varietals, Wai-iti hops were released alongside Kohatu hops. With a lower alpha acid range from about 3% to 3.5%, aromatic properties are the prime purpose of these hops in a brew. Expect an incredibly fragrant bouquet of lemon, lime, and mandarin citrus notes that make a beautiful addition to Spring and Summer Ales. The best possible substitution for Wai-iti hops is other New Zealand varietal Riwaka. Taste this fruity hop in craft brews like highly rated Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point.

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