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New Zealand Rakau™

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

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

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

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