Pacific Gem (NZ)

High alpha hop with a pleasant aroma and a high bitterness level; typically a first hop addition


Developed through the hop breeding program at the New Zealand HortResearch Centre; released in 1987

Pedigree: Triploid alpha type bred from NZ "Smoothcone", Californian Late Cluster and Fuggle
Aroma: Delicate balackberry and floral oak
Aroma profile: Earthy, Floral, Spicy, Fruity
Typical beer styles: European Lagers, Ales, Dry Stouts

Brewing values
Brewing Usage Bittering
Alpha Acid 13 - 15%
Beta Acid 7 - 9%
Co-humulone 37 - 40%
Total Oil ~1.2 mL/100g

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