Another hit from the Southern Hemisphere! Rakau™ is a dream dual purpose hop, with plenty of alpha acids for bittering and an explosion of tropical fruit character as a late addition. The soft bitterness makes it ideal for beers where you're looking for a lot of hoppy character but without the bitter bite that comes with some highly hopped brews. With a high oil content, partcfularly myrcene, you'll find notes of passionfruit, peach, apricot, plum, mango, pear, and other stone fruit. Use throughout the boil, whirlpool, and dry hop for Pale Ales, IPAs, hoppy lagers, or even Belgian ales and American wheat beers.
Alpha Acids: 9.0 – 11.0%
Beta Acids: 5.0 – 6.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.5 - 2.2
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 23 – 25%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.8 – 2.2