Origin: Waimea™ is a dual purpose hop bred and released in 2012. Known for vigorous growth, Waimea™ claims parentage from Californian Late Cluster, Fuggle and Saaz.
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 (think tangerine/orange) and pine needles for days.
To preserve freshness, all BSG HandCraft hops are packaged in nitrogen-flushed, oxygen- and light-barrier foil packages.
Because demand is higher than supply, purchase of this hop is limited to 300, 1 oz packages per month to each retail location. Please call us if you have any questions.