Pacifica
A dual-purpose hop with fresh tropical fruit characteristics and excellent finish and bitterness. Finds application where a higher oil concentration and proportion of Linalool are required to impact on how the hop character integrates into the final product. Ideally suited to traditional German lager styles and finding wider application to a new generation through the international craft market’s insatiable thirst for Pale Ale.

Flavour profile

Spicy dried fruit, orange marmalade

Ancestry

A triploid aroma type developed through by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research. Pacifica Brand 77-01 was bred through the open pollination of the highly regarded hallertauer mittelfrih variety. Pacifica was released on completion of successful brewing trials in 1994.

Recommended beer styles

Analytical data

Cultivation Area

New Zealand

Ancestry

A triploid aroma type developed through by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research. Pacifica Brand 77-01 was bred through the open pollination of the highly regarded hallertauer mittelfrih variety. Pacifica was released on completion of successful brewing trials in 1994.

Alpha Acids (%)

5.0 – 6.0%

Beta Acids (%)

6%

Alpha/Beta Ratio

Cuhomulone (% of alpha acids)

25%

Total Oils (ml/100g)

1.0ml/100g

Oil Concentration (microlitres of oil/g alpha)

196

Myrcene (% of whole oil)

12.5%

Linalool (% of whole oil)

Caryophyllene (% of whole oil)

16.7%

Farnesene (% of whole oil)

0.2%

Humulene (% of whole oil)

50.9%

Selinene (% of whole oil)

Humulene/Caryophllene Ratio