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New Zealand Pacific Gem

Alpha Acid Range %
13.0 - 15.0
Beta Acid Range %
7.0 - 9.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
37 - 40
Total oils mls/100 gr.
1.0 - 1.3


Dual-purpose with aromas and flavours of dry wood and forest fruit.

Breeding/Development: New Zealand. Released in 1987 by New Zealand’s HortResearch Institute, Pacific Gem is a triploid high-alpha hop with ancestry including Smoothcone, Cluster, and Fuggle.

Brewing Application: 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.

Sensory: Vivid impressions of wild forest fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant) and a warm, oak wood-like background note.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Mid-season

Yield: Moderate to high