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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