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New Zealand Rakau™

Alpha Acid Range %
9.0 - 11.0
Beta Acid Range %
5.0 - 6.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
23 -25
Total oils mls/100 gr.
1.8 - 2.2


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

Breeding/Development: New Zealand. A new dual-purpose  variety from HortResearch quickly finding its way into craft breweries everywhere.

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 new world IPAs. Also well suited to hop-forward lagers, Belgian ales, or highly aromatic American wheats.

Sensory: Moderate to strong. Lovely and pungent whiffs of ripe fruit (particularly peach) backed with bright notes of grapefruit juice, and a suggestion of tropical flowers and balsam, which can be brought closer to the front with dry hopping.

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

Maturity: no data

Yield: no data