• Dr Rudi (NZ)


Originally known as SuperAlpha, 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.

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. Works well in single-hopped beers.

Also Known AsSuperAlpha, Super Alpha, Dr Rudi
CharacteristicsGrass, pine and citrus flavors
PurposeBittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition10%-12%
Beta Acid Composition7%-8.5%
Co-Humulone Composition36%-39%
CountryNew Zealand
Cone SizeMedium
Cone DensityCompact
Seasonal MaturityEarly to mid
Yield Amount1940-1940 kg/hectare (1730-1730 lbs/acre)
Growth RateModerate to high
Resistant to
Susceptible to
StorabilityRetains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of HarvestDifficult
Total Oil Composition1.3-1.6 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition29%-48%
Humulene Oil Composition22%-33%
Caryophyllene Oil6%-10%
Farnesene Oil0%-1%
SubstitutesGreen Bullet
Style GuideLager, India Pale Ale


Dr Rudi (NZ)

  • Brand: Bairds Malt
  • Product Code: HOP-DRRUDI
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $6.00

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