Bred in New Zealand. Released in 1987 by New Zealand’s HortResearch Institute, Pacific Gem™ is a triploid high-alpha hop with ancestry including Smoothcone, Californian Late Cluster, and Fuggle.
Dual purpose. High alpha acid content combined with a somewhat rustic European character (think Brewer’s Gold) make Pacific Gem™ a utility player in the brewhouse. Excellent for hop-forward lagers, farmhouse ales, and many English and American ale styles.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Vivid impressions of wild forest fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant), black pepper, and a warm, oak wood-like background note. Late additions can exhibit a bit of pine and citrus.
|Alpha Acid||13 - 15%|
|Beta Acid||7 - 9%|
|Co-humulone||36 - 38%|
|Total Oil||1.1 - 1.3 mL/100g|
|Myrcene||32 - 34% of total oil|
|Caryophyllene||10 - 12% of total oil|
|Farnesene||< 1.0% of total oil|
|Humulene||29.8 - 30% of total oil|
|Geraniol||0 - 0% of total oil|