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I bought four ounces of Rakau hops (2011 crop). I was curious to hear if others have brewed with this? How would you describe it? What brews does it do well in? I was thinking of using it in an IPA or Saison, both styles I think the description would do well in.
Here is a description I found on Rebel Brewer:
Description: Suitable for use both as bittering and aroma. Developed as a true dual purpose variety typically with alpha acid above 10 % delivers soft bitterness through low levels of Cohumulone less than 25 % of alpha acids. Can be used for multiple additions with late hop character delivering tropical fruit aromas of passionfruit and peach. Quite high levels of oil with an H/C ratio typical of classical aroma varieties.
Where did you buy Rakau Hops. Can never find them
This variety has a lot of typical New Zealand fruity character so would be best suited to new world styles of ale and lager such as Pales and "big" IPA's.
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