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Yakima Valley Hops - NZ Rakau


Description: "Was rediscovered and re-released in 2007 by the New Zealand hop breeding program. It is bursting with a big fruit-forward character that is described by the breeder as "the whole orchard". Rakau is a clean and efficient bittering hop at 10 - 11% AA, but it is usually used in later additions to maximize the fresh fruit aroma. Myrcene oil is the highlight and makes up 56% of the total oils, lending flavors and aromas of apricot, plum, mango, pear, and other stone fruits. Some lighter notes of lime and pine are also present. Rakau has found its niche in the pale ale category and is able to carry."

Most Used In:

Style Uses Avg. Usage Usage Range
Specialty IPA: New England IPA532%21% - 44%
Blonde Ale546%13% - 67%
American IPA542%25% - 100%
American IPA357%38% - 83%
American Pale Ale343%7% - 100%
American Pale Ale218%11% - 24%
Berliner Weisse234%24% - 45%
American Amber Ale240%40% - 40%
Specialty IPA: White IPA255%55% - 56%
Cream Ale246%25% - 67%
English IPA136%36% - 36%
American Wheat Beer150%50% - 50%
Imperial IPA118%18% - 18%
Ordinary Bitter131%31% - 31%
American Stout119%19% - 19%
American Barleywine116%16% - 16%
Weissbier150%50% - 50%
Specialty Beer150%50% - 50%
K├Âlsch133%33% - 33%
Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer133%33% - 33%
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