Riwaka Hops

$25.00$80.00 Inc GST

riwaka hops
Riwaka Hops $25.00$80.00 Inc GST

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Riwaka hops, renowned for their intense citrus and tropical fruit aromas, are perfect for adding vibrant, fruity notes to IPAs, Pale Ales, and Pilsners. Originating from New Zealand’s Riwaka River valley, this aroma hop is celebrated for its high oil content and unique flavor profile, making it a favorite among craft brewers for late boil additions and dry hopping. Ideal for creating bold, flavor-forward beers.

Alpha acid percentage4.3%
Oil content
Myrcene percentage
SubstitutesCitra, Calypso, Centennial, Motueka, Saaz
Beer stylesIPA, Pale Ales, and Bohemian Pilsners
Flavour ProfilePowerful tropical passion fruit, grapefruit, and citrus characters
OriginNew Zealand
Crop year2023
FormatT90 Pellets

Riwaka Hops: Discovering the Unique Flavours of New Zealand’s Craft Beers

Riwaka hops, also known as D-Saaz, are a distinct hop variety with a rich profile and history, ideal for various beer styles.

Characteristics of Riwaka Hops

Aroma and Flavour

Riwaka is known for its powerful tropical passion fruit, grapefruit, and citrus characters. It stands out due to its higher than average oil content, almost double that of its Saazer parent.

The first thing you’ll notice is the intense citrus aroma, comparable to the Citra hop for its strong but pleasant citrus notes. Other prominent flavors include grapefruit and various tropical fruits.

delightful tropical and fruit-forward characteristics that are sure to impress your taste-testing mates.

Beer Styles For Riwaka Hops

Ideal for IPAs, Pale Ales, and Bohemian Pilsners. It’s particularly effective in IPAs for its intense citrus and grapefruit flavors, providing a well-rounded, punchy finish.

In Pale Ales, it offers a hoppy flavor with a smooth finish and can be combined with Nelson hops for additional complexity.

Riwaka also works well in Bohemian Pilsner recipes, contributing its distinctive citrus and tropical notes​.

Nectaron Hop Substitutions

If Riwaka hops are unavailable, the following varieties can serve as substitutes, offering similar flavor profiles:

  • Saaz (CZ)
  • Citra
  • Calypso
  • Centennial
  • Motueka

Why You Should Buy Riwaka Hops From The Yeast Platform?

Lower Prices

When you buy bulk hops from our store, you can enjoy significant savings compared to purchasing smaller quantities. This means you can stock up on your favourite hops without breaking the bank.

Fresher Quality

Another advantage of buying hops in bulk is the assurance of fresher quality.

Our hops are stored and packaged in optimal vacuum sealed conditions to ensure they maintain their freshness and unique characteristics, which translates to better-tasting beer.

Fast and Secure Delivery

We understand that home brewers are keen to get their hands on fresh hops as soon as possible. That’s why we offer fast and secure delivery, so you can start brewing in no time.

Chose from standard or express delivery.

Most orders are shipped the same business day if received prior to 12 midday.

Buy Bulk Riwaka Hops

Here at the Yeast platform you can buy your Riwaka hops in bulk and save.

All our hops come in resealable mylar bags to ensure your Riwaka stays fresh for longer.

Our bulk Riwaka hops are available in 4 sizes:

  • 250g
  • 500g
  • 1kg

The more you buy, the more you save.

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100g, 250g, 500g, 1kg


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