Aroma hop data sheet

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New Zealand D SaazBreeding:

A triploid aroma type bred during the development of New Zealand hops “hops with a difference” programme. Motueka (formerly B Saaz) also came out of this plant-breeding strategy through crossing “Old Line” Saazer with specially developed New Zealand breeding selections.  Released by HortResearch Riwaka Hop Research Centre in 1997.


The Riwaka is a real standout during selection especially when “rubbing up” the freshly kilned cones for aroma scores.  Its powerful grapefruit “citrus” characters are literally breathtaking.  This variety is typically seen to have higher then average oil, almost double that of its Saazer parent. 

Brewer’s notes:

If you want to say “hops” in your beer than this variety says it all. The pure weight of the oil character experienced during selection carries right through to the glass. A punchy addition to the new-world styles of Pale Ale and regional Pilseners. A cult hero that is established in the New Zealand craft beer culture.

“A bold hop that makes a statement”

Grower comments:


Maturity Early season
Yield   Low to Medium
Growth Habit   Columnar frame
Cone Structure   Cylindrical, open, loose cones
Disease Resistance   Not defined as New Zealand is hop disease free
Storage Stability   Good

Technical data:

HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0 ºC)

Alpha Acids 4.5 - 6.5 %
Beta Acids   4.0 – 5.0%
Cohumulone   29.0 36 % of Alpha Acids% of Alpha Acids
Total Oil   0.8 ml oil per 100 gram cone weight
Concentration   1.5 mls oil per 100 gram cone weight
Myrcene   68 %
Humulene   9.0 %
Caryophyllene   4.0 %
Farnasene   1.0 %
Citrus-Piney Fraction   5.9 %
Floral Estery Fraction   2.8 % (Linalool %)
Xanthohumol   0.3 %
Other   6.7 %


Suitable where traditional Saazer types would be employed, however this hop will impart it's very own zeal when employed as a late kettle addition to showcase a unique oil profile.

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