New Zealand Wai-iti Hops (Pellets)

New Zealand Wai-iti Hops (Pellets)

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Wai-iti hops provide wonderfully bright citrus aromatics that compliment a variety of beer styles. Expect notes of lime, lemon and mandarin oranges that would make a great addition to your Pale, IPA, or Wheat brew. Luckily we bought most of the Wai-iti hops that were available in the U.S., so try them while you can! Ballast Point made a Sculpin® Double IPA cask version with Wai iti hops that was highly thought of. 

(General AA range 3%)


OriginNew Zealand
Flavor and AromaCitrus, Spicy, Fruity
Alpha AcidsLow
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Specific recipe
Steve B on Nov 3, 2020
Making a fruity summer beer w/o fruit.
Timothy L on Jul 22, 2020
Specific recipe
Steve B on Nov 3, 2020
Devon O on Aug 11, 2020
Making a fruity summer beer w/o fruit.
Timothy L on Jul 22, 2020
Jacob M on Jul 13, 2020
Something new
Brandon W on Jun 24, 2020
I've been wanting to play around with it
Edward P Petroski I on Jun 24, 2020
Eager to try based on feedback from other brewers.
Richard Schmittdiel on May 29, 2020
Big Brew Recipe
Stephen C on Apr 28, 2020
Last hefe was off the Rez with these hops
Brian H on Apr 7, 2020
Matt L on Jan 17, 2020
Hunter J on Oct 10, 2019
making a nz pilsner
Matt B on Aug 28, 2019
Lemon and Lime notes
Aaron G F on Jun 6, 2019
looked like a good choice for next recipe
Robert E on May 16, 2019
you didn't have Australian Summer Hops
Douglas Pyle on Apr 12, 2019
Gonna dry hop my cider with it
John D on Oct 16, 2018
Trying a new hop variety.
Kevin P on Aug 10, 2018
Southern Exposure
Hunter J on Aug 2, 2018
making a new zealand ipa
Randy S Akam on Jul 30, 2018
Wayne M on May 17, 2018
The best flavoring hops for an IPA, period
Andrew V on Feb 17, 2018
Devon O on Aug 11, 2020
Jacob M on Jul 13, 2020

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Love the lime and citrus
Wai-iti complemented some motueka in a pale ale that turned out fantastic. Heaps of lime and citrus character in the aroma. Awesome!
April 16, 2018
over 2 years ago
My favorite hop
Outstanding, I use together with Strisselspalt and Mosaic as finishing hops in my saison. No substitution has been satisfactory.
August 1, 2017
These are delicious
I made a simple American Wheat beer and also a more hop forward "Wheat Saison" with these hops by splitting a 5 gallon batch of plain old 1.048 wheat beer (nothing but 2-row and wheat) between two small fermenters and pitching different yeast (S-05 and Bella Saison). Mandarin orange flavor is more prevalent in the American Wheat, where the Saison has more pronounced lime, and since it's 10 points drier, what comes across as bitter orange vs sweeter orange. Both are delicious and I would make them again. I think you could use them in a WIT beer as a hoppy replacement for the spices and get a really good result. I'm going to use them in a blonde Belgian in the near future, and I will certainly buy more of them even though they are a bit pricy.
July 1, 2014