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    New Zealand Rakau™

    High-intensity aromas of ripe stone fruits and pine for high-intensity beer styles.
    SKU: HRAK0044

    Breeding/Development: New Zealand. A dual-purpose  variety from HortResearch released in 2007. 

    Brewing Application: Dual purpose. Rakau™ is a total package of high alpha acids and oil content (particularly myrcene) with low cohumulone, making it ideal for the “hoppy not bitter” school of IPA. Also well suited to hop-forward lagers, Belgian ales, or highly aromatic American wheats.

    Sensory: Unique aromas described as, “the whole orchard.” Dominant stone fruits (especially apricot), tropical fruits, and candy.


    Botanical Classification:
    Family: Cannabaceae
    Genus: Humulus
    Species: Lupulus

    Maturity: Mid-season

    Yield: Medium to Good

    INFO SHEET

    Products specifications
    Alpha Acid Range % 9.0-11.0
    Beta Acid Range % 5.0-6.0
    Co-Humulone as % of Alpha 23-25
    Total Oil mL/100 g 1.8-2.2

    Breeding/Development: New Zealand. A dual-purpose  variety from HortResearch released in 2007. 

    Brewing Application: Dual purpose. Rakau™ is a total package of high alpha acids and oil content (particularly myrcene) with low cohumulone, making it ideal for the “hoppy not bitter” school of IPA. Also well suited to hop-forward lagers, Belgian ales, or highly aromatic American wheats.

    Sensory: Unique aromas described as, “the whole orchard.” Dominant stone fruits (especially apricot), tropical fruits, and candy.


    Botanical Classification:
    Family: Cannabaceae
    Genus: Humulus
    Species: Lupulus

    Maturity: Mid-season

    Yield: Medium to Good

    INFO SHEET

    Products specifications
    Alpha Acid Range % 9.0-11.0
    Beta Acid Range % 5.0-6.0
    Co-Humulone as % of Alpha 23-25
    Total Oil mL/100 g 1.8-2.2