A solid bittering hop with spicy black pepper and berry fruit aroma characters (13-15 % AA average)
Breeding: A Triploid alpha type bred from the New Zealand variety “Smoothcone” crossed with Californian Late Cluster x Fuggle. Developed through the New Zealand Hop breeding programme and released in 1987. Selection: Pacific Gem contains a good balance of oils which constantly contributes to its aroma score. A very pleasing hop with useful bittering potential with Alpha Acids at 13% and above.
Brewing: Pacific Gem fills the Brew House with enticing aromas during kettle addition and has been described as producing oaken flavours with a distinct blackberry aroma. Typically used as a first hop addition and makes its presence felt through an excellent tempered bitterness and flavour while later additions deliver citrus and pine aroma notes. "A master of consistency"
Applications: A good all purpose hop that delivers quality bitterness along with flavour and aromas Excellent in international lagers can also be used in IPA’s and other big styles.
Current alpha acid 12.9% -Alpha acid often varies, please inquire directly if you wish this confirmed.
We supply all our hops vacuum sealed to guarantee you get the freshest flavour and aroma as hops can be damaged by exposure to oxygen. We refrigerate your hop while it is in our store.