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New Zealand Pacific Jade™

Alpha Acid Range %
12.0 - 14.0
Beta Acid Range %
7.0 - 8.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
23 - 25
Total oils mls/100 gr.
1.1 - 1.5


Highly versatile with a distinctive bright citrus-black pepper spice aroma.

Breeding/Development: New Zealand. A triploid high-alpha variety bred by HortResearch Centre at Riwaka and released in 2004. Pacific Jade’s™ makeup includes New Zealand First Choice and an “Old Line” Saazer.

Brewing Application: Dual purpose. Pacific Jade’s™ respectable alpha levels give it good bittering power, but with a very distinctive contribution to aroma and flavour when used as a late addition. The mix of fruit and black pepper character does nicely in pales, IPAs, and hoppy Belgians or lagers.

Sensory: Mild to moderate with musky fruit (melon, lime, blood orange) and a distinct freshly-ground black pepper spice element.

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

Maturity: Mid to late

Yield: Moderate