Origin: Waimea is a dual purpose hop bred and released by the NZ Hort Research Centre in 2012. Known for vigorous growth and produced in an area that is desease free, Waimea is the granddaughter of Pacific Jade and also has Fuggle and Saaz parentage.
Usage: Aroma. Waimea's typically high alpha acid levels also give it considerable bittering potential, but it is most prized for its high oil content (particularly myrcene), low cohumulone, and aromatic impact in the glass.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Outsized and assertive with citrus fruit and pine needles for days.