Hop Plant Variety: Alpharoma

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

Purpose: Dual

Co-Humulone:   27%

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

Susceptible to:

Style Guide:  Pale Ale, Lager

Aroma: Tropical Fruit, Citrus


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