A uniquely bred New Zealand hop, this varietal originated in the 1970s, but was not commercially released until about 1983. The unique oil balance and medium alpha acid content makes AlphAroma a dual purpose hop. Put these characteristics to good use by adding this hop to Pale Ales and Lagers to add a firm bitterness as well as a citrusy, fruity aroma. Known as RakauTM in New Zeeland.
Alpha Acids: 5.8-10.9%
Beta Acids: 2.4-4.8%
Yield #’s / acre: 1,100 – 3,400
Seasonal Maturity: Late to very late
Growth Rate: Very High
Sidearm Length: 20-40”
Cone Size: Medium
Cone Density: Compact
Resistant to: Moderately to Downy
Style Guide: Pale Ale, Lager
Aroma: Tropical Fruit, Citrus
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