Origin: New Zealand. Pacifica™ was bred by HortResearch and has noble European ancestry through an open cross with Hallertau Mittelfrüh. It was released in 1994 upon completion of successful brewing trials.
Usage: 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.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: 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.