Originally known as Super Alpha, the variety was renamed to Dr Rudi in 2012. It was bred from New Zealand Smooth Cone and is largely grown in New Zealand. It was originally released in 1976.
Originally considered a bittering hop, Dr Rudi is now widely regarded as dual-use and features a grassy, piney, citrus character. It is also well known for its clean and crisp bittering despite its high cohumulone content.
Dr Rudi is a very versatile hop in the brew house where it can be used to deliver a quality crisp bitterness as well as excellent aroma qualities. Typical of New Zealand varieties, the oil profile sets it apart as a hop with many applications and can now be found in breweries throughout international markets where it is sought for its ability to integrate and finely balance both Ales and Lagers.
|Cohumulone||33% of Alpha Acids|
|Total Oil||1.3 ml oil per 100gm cone weight|