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New Zealand Pacifica™

Alpha Acid Range %
5.0 - 6.0
Beta Acid Range %
5.0 - 6.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
24 - 26
Total oils mls/100 gr.
0.9 - 1.2


Hallertau Mittelfrüh ancestry with Southern Hemisphere fruit for mellow, noble aroma.

Breeding/Development: New Zealand. Like its sister Motueka, Pacifica™ was bred by HortResearch and has noble European ancestry through an open cross with Hallertau Mittelfrüh. It was released in 1994 and was formerly named Pacific Hallertau.

Brewing Application: Aroma. With its noble ancestry and mild aromatic blend of fruit with Hallertau-esque floral and earthy notes, Pacifica™ is a welcome addition to any lager formulation, both hop-forward and malty styles. It also does well as a supporting player in Altbier, amber ales, Kolsch, and Belgian-style ales.

Sensory: Moderate and highly pleasant. Orange marmalade and delicate citrus blended with a very Old World Hallertau-esque warmth: new-mown hay and honey with tangy herbal and sweet floral notes.

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

Maturity: Early
Yield: Moderate