Developed at the New Zealand Horticultural Research Centre (now New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research) and released in 1976 as “Super Alpha”, Dr. Rudi? is a triploid variety bred from New Zealand Smoothcone. Its name was changed to Dr. Rudi in 2012. Dr. Rudi? works well in single-hopped beers or in conjunction with multiple aroma varieties.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include resin, pine, and lemongrass.