Bred in New Zealand. A dual-purpose variety from HortResearch released in 2007.
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.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Moderate to strong. Lovely and pungent whiffs of ripe fruit (particularly peach) backed with bright notes of grapefruit juice, stone fruits, and a suggestion of tropical flowers and balsam, which can be brought closer to the front with dry hopping.
|Alpha Acid||10 - 11%|
|Beta Acid||5 - 6%|
|Co-humulone||23 - 25%|
|Total Oil||2.2 - 2.2 mL/100g|
|Myrcene||56 - 56% of total oil|
|Caryophyllene||5.2 - 5.2% of total oil|
|Farnesene||4.5 - 4.5% of total oil|
|Humulene||16.3 - 16.3% of total oil|
|Geraniol||0 - 0% of total oil|