Superdelic™ (Trial Hop • NZH-102) is a triploid variety (cultivar) that was crossed by Dr. Ron Beatson in 2012 through our partnership breeding program with Plant and Food Research.
Having performed well in the small plot trials and showing sensory attributes of red fruit in early brewing trials it was fast tracked by our Grower Committee to the NZ Hops trial hop farm in 2017. It exhibited great performance in the field with a vigorous growth pattern, resistance to mite damage, and high yield.
This exceptional hop is a playful number, with red fruit, candy, citrus and tropical fruit characteristics, offering brewers something totally different to use in their craft.
In a Hazy IPA it revealed its ripe mango, sweet berry, and citrus notes. We also noticed its unique performance, with great biotransformation properties from dry hopping during active fermentation. It is an incredible addition to our brewery. We were lucky to be one of the first to try it.” says Mike Sutherland, Director at Sawmill Brewery.
‘A really super hop!’
A versatile hop that can be used as a single hop addition and has great synergies in combination with other hops. Pairs well with Citra, Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Riwaka.