Pacific Gem hop flowers. NZ - Crop '05 (AA 13.7%) Bulk price (450gm+) = $6.80 per 90gm
Pacific Gem can produce a cask oak flavour with distinct blackberry aroma,
along with a woody character. Used successfully in many beers worldwide.
Pedigree A triploid alpha type bred from New Zealand variety “Smoothcone” at the New Zealand Horticultural Research Centre (now named HortResearch) and released in 1987.
General Description A high alpha hop with a pleasant aroma and a useful bitterness of 13 % or higher alpha acid. Pacific Gem can produce a cask oak flavour with distinct blackberry aroma, along with a woody character. Typically used as first hop addition and used successfully in many beers worldwide.
Beer Styles All beer styles, particularly Ales, Dry Stouts, Ice Beers.
Agronomics Maturity Mid season
Yield Moderate to high
Growth Habit Vigorous, clavate frame
Cone Structure Long, compact, ovate shape
Disease Resistance As no disease problems in New Zealand, not defined
Storage Stability Good
HPLC Analysis Alpha Acids 13 - 15 %
Beta Acids 7 - 9 %
Cohumulone 37 - 40 % of Alpha Acids
Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0 ºC)
Total Oil 1.2 mls oil per 100 gram cone weight
Concentration 78 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Myrcene 33.3 %
Humulene 29.9 %
Caryophyllene 11.0 %
Farnasene 0.3 %