2019 Hoppy Trails Hop Farm Rakau/AlphAroma (IA)
- Grown by Hoppy Trails Hop Farm in Inwood, Iowa
- 9.2% alpha acids
- 3.3% beta acids
- Total oil: 1.35ml/100g
- Intensely aromatic. Lots of bright fruit (mango, star fruit, papaya, white peach) with floral and citrus high notes.
- Originally released as AlphAroma in the 1980s, these New Zealand hops didn’t gain much traction commercially. The hops were rebranded by the breeders as “Rakau” and rereleased in 2007. Only a few farms in the United States grown these, and most use the old name.
- December 2019 Hop Drop
- New Zealand Pilsner (BJCP 2015 – 34B, Mixed Style Beer)
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