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.
A flowery, grapefruit-like aroma with medium bittering value that is gaining acceptance as a substitute for Cascade due to its citrus nature.
The very high alpha, good storage stability and low cohumulone ratio make Apollo an excellent choice for bittering. Added late into the boil it provides a strong grapefruit and hoppy...
Pleasant fruity and floral aroma characteristics. Alpha Acid: 14.0% - 17.0%.
Dual purpose hop with a pleasantly complex fruity and citrusy aroma. Hints of pear, apple, sweet lemonlime, as well as notes of earthy tea. Alpha Acid: 12 - 14%