2021 NZ Rakau 9.1% AA T90 pellets.
A dual-purpose variety from HortResearch released in 2007. 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.
Unique aromas described as, “the whole orchard.” Dominant stone fruits (especially apricot), tropical fruits, and candy.
Alpha Acid (%): 10 – 11
Beta Acid (%): 5 – 6
Co-Humulone (%): 23 – 25
Total Oils (ml/100g): 1.8 – 2.2