Orbit

Technical Data

HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0C)

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Myrcene0%
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Caryophyllene0%
Farnesene0%
Citrus-Piney Fraction0%
Floral Estery Fraction0%
H/C Ratio0
Other0%

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New Zealand Orbit hops are a blend of hops from the “Hops with a Difference” breeding program (4-10 %AA)

Breeding: 

New Zealand Orbit™ hops are a blend of hops specially selected out of the New Zealand “Hops with a Difference” breeding program. These hops are selected on their unique aroma and flavour characteristics as well as their brewing quality. The hops may be grown in very small plots at the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Centre in Riwaka or in larger selected trial gardens across the region. No two years are the same and we'll never get this blend of hops again!

Brewing: 
New Zealand Hops displaying resinous citrus piney characteristics perform extremely well in traditional styles such as IPA, ESB and Stouts, in fact anywhere where a fullish or complex specialty malt bill requires
balancing by big single hop flavour, bitterness an solid finish…so not to be used sparingly.

"Destination Unknown!"

Applications: 

Orbit™ are not suitable for long term NPD strategy where flavour and aroma consistency are required as they will always have variations due to the make-up of the hops we select. Orbit™ is however excellent for seasonal or specialty beers where the brewer may be looking for a unique New Zealand signature aroma or flavour twist.