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Offline TexasHumuluslupulushead

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Riwaka???
« on: December 08, 2015, 02:45:32 PM »
Im brewing an AIPA for comp and was curious if anyone has used and can give me any tasting notes on Riwaka.  I  typically dont brew blind for a comp but didnt want to enter the citra,mosaic, galaxy IPA I have been entering.

Grain bill is simple, 92% 2row, 4% c40, 4% carapils.  FWH with warrior for aporox 60 IBU then all whirlpool additions of galaxy and Riwaka. dryhopped with galaxy

Goal is a juicy, citrus/passion fruit bomb.

Any input would be great

Thanks
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Re: Riwaka???
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 06:54:14 PM »
I believe it is supposed to be very pleasantly grapefruity, less piney than simcoe, more fruity. I have not used it because I cannot find it. Where did you source the Riwaka?

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Re: Riwaka???
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 04:25:04 AM »
To me, it was primarily Cascade-esque white grapefruit. I got a faint, weird savory note from it as well - not quite garlic/onion, but maybe approaching it just a tad. Honestly, I wasn't that impressed when I tried it. It wasn't bad, but there was nothing that stood out as all that interesting, either. But weather/growing/harvest conditions all make a difference in hop character, so hopefully your Riwaka is better than the ones I had.

All that said, Riwaka + Galaxy definitely has potential for the citrus/passionfruit bomb you're shooting for.
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Re: Riwaka???
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2015, 02:53:29 AM »
To me, it was primarily Cascade-esque white grapefruit. I got a faint, weird savory note from it as well - not quite garlic/onion, but maybe approaching it just a tad. Honestly, I wasn't that impressed when I tried it. It wasn't bad, but there was nothing that stood out as all that interesting, either. But weather/growing/harvest conditions all make a difference in hop character, so hopefully your Riwaka is better than the ones I had.

All that said, Riwaka + Galaxy definitely has potential for the citrus/passionfruit bomb you're shooting for.

That is interesting to hear. I used it a couple of times a few years ago, and loved it. Nice and fruity. Supercascade comes to mind. No savory at all. I would love to get my hands on more of it, as I have not seen it since I used it.
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Re: Riwaka???
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2015, 03:58:22 AM »
Where did you source the Riwaka?

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Re: Riwaka???
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2015, 11:16:17 PM »
Im brewing an AIPA for comp and was curious if anyone has used and can give me any tasting notes on Riwaka.  I  typically dont brew blind for a comp but didnt want to enter the citra,mosaic, galaxy IPA I have been entering.

Grain bill is simple, 92% 2row, 4% c40, 4% carapils.  FWH with warrior for aporox 60 IBU then all whirlpool additions of galaxy and Riwaka. dryhopped with galaxy

Goal is a juicy, citrus/passion fruit bomb.

Any input would be great

Thanks

No input on Riwaka, but that sounds like a delicious beer.  I have been enjoying these types lately!

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Re: Riwaka???
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2015, 03:54:52 AM »
http://www.brewshop.co.nz/hops-riwaka.html

$9.95 for 100g(3.5oz)

Thanks for the imput
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Re: Riwaka???
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2015, 04:02:59 AM »