Super Alpha (Dr.Rudi) hop pellets NZ - Crop 2012 (AA 12.2%) Bulk price (450gm+) = $8.50 per 90gm
Used in some of the worlds finest lagers, it has a clean slightly grassy aroma,
producing a crisp, clean flavour in the beer, with some nice resiny character.
Pedigree A triploid variety bred from New Zealand variety “Smoothcone” x open pollinated at the New Zealand Horticultural Research Centre (now named HortResearch) and released in 1976.
General Description A dual purpose hop imparting both aroma and bitterness to some of the world’s finest Lagers. A unique cross of the best English and German hops, Super Alpha has a clean slightly grassy aroma, producing a crisp clean flavour in the beer, with some nice resiny character.
Beer Styles Lagers, Ales, Strong Bitters, Irish Reds, Dry Stouts, Sweet Porters
Agronomics Maturity Mid season
Growth Habit Moderately vigorous spring growth, clavate frame
Cone Structure Long compact cones
Disease Resistance As no disease problems in New Zealand, not defined
Storage Stability Good
HPLC Analysis Alpha Acids 10 - 12 %
Beta Acids 7 – 8.5 %
Cohumulone 36 - 39 % of Alpha Acids
Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0 ºC)
Total Oil 1.3 mls oil per 100 gram cone weight
Concentration 97 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Myrcene 29.2 %
Humulene 33.2 %