Pacific Gem (NZ) - 100g Leaf Vacuum pack Alpha Acid 14.5% 2016 Harvest

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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.

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