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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
American IPA542%25% - 100%
American IPA448%29% - 83%
Blonde Ale333%13% - 43%
American Pale Ale218%11% - 24%
American Amber Ale240%40% - 40%
Specialty IPA: White IPA155%55% - 55%
American Stout119%19% - 19%
Cream Ale125%25% - 25%
American Pale Ale17%7% - 7%
Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer133%33% - 33%
English IPA136%36% - 36%
Imperial IPA118%18% - 18%
Ordinary Bitter131%31% - 31%
American Barleywine116%16% - 16%
Weissbier150%50% - 50%
Specialty Beer150%50% - 50%
K├Âlsch133%33% - 33%