2020 NZ Pacific Gem
A solid bittering hop with spicy black pepper and berry fruit aroma characters.
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.
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.
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”
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.