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A Dual Purpose hop

Rakau

70-4-9

New Zealand
Rakau™

aroma profile: Stone Fruit, Fruity, Pine

Re-released in 2007 from the New Zealand hop breeding program, Rakau™ is often described as “the whole orchard.” It is often used in New World styles where brash fruity character and big but well constructed bitterness is desired. Rakau™ performs best when used in combination of late additions and dry hopping.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include stone fruit and fig characteristics; fresh orchard fruits, specifically apricot with some resinous pine needle characteristics are noted.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
10-11%

Beta Acid

0
15
5-6%

Total Oil

0
4
2.2-2.2 mL/100g
  • 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

3 Brewer Reviews

4

Used this in conjunction with Simcoe bittering hop. The best I can describe the nose and taste is subtle and fruity. Specifically what I sense is pear, mango, plum, papaya and lime. I, also, get tropical blossoms in the nose, but couldn't say what specifically. I didn't pick up on pine, which the description suggests. Overall it produced a very nice pale ale.

Cliff | May 29th, 2016
4

I just used it for the first time as an addition to Simco and Ella in a Pale Ale. Excellent results.

Russ | Jan 28th, 2017

Used this hop exclusively as an alternate to Brewer's Gold for its Stone Fruit qualities. The brew was a saison, using WL Saison II yeast, 4# of white peaches with a boost of freshly juiced Apricots. Huge love from drinkers!

Timothy | Sep 24th, 2017

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