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Alpha Acid: 9.5-12%
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Nectaron is a triploid aroma type developed by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research. Nectaron (HORT4337) is a full sister to Waimea and daughter of Pacific Jade. This hop variety was first bred in 2004, expanded in 2016-2017 and finally released commercially in 2020.
Nectaron is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Nectaron has intense tropical fruit and citrus aroma characters evident during selection. Over successive commercial brewing trials in styles such as Strong Pale Ales and India Pale Ales, Nectaron has displayed high levels of tropical fruit characters of pineapple and passionfruit as well as stone fruit (peach) and citrus (grapefruit).