Skip navigation

New Zealand Pacific Gem

Dual-purpose with aromas and flavors of dry wood and forest fruit.

Alpha Acid Range %
13.0-15.0
Beta Acid Range %
7.0-9.0
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha
37-40
Total Oil mL/100 g
1.0-1.3

SKU: HGEM0044

Breeding/Development: New Zealand. Released in 1987 by New Zealand’s HortResearch Institute, Pacific Gem is a triploid high-alpha hop with ancestry including Smoothcone, Californian Late Cluster, and Fuggle.

Brewing Application: Dual purpose. High alpha acid content combined with a somewhat rustic European character (think Brewer’s Gold) make Pacific Gem™ a utility player in the brewhouse. Excellent for hop-forward lagers, farmhouse ales, and many English and American ale styles.

Sensory: Vivid impressions of wild forest fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant), black pepper, and a warm, oak wood-like background note. Late additions can exhibit a bit of pine and citrus.

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

Maturity: Mid-season

Yield: Moderate to high

INFO SHEET