Pacific Gem

Pacific Gem


(13-15 % AA)

A solid bittering hop with spicy black pepper and berry fruit aroma characters.

Breeding:

Pacific Gem is 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.





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