New Zealand Pacifica™ Hop Profile
Pacifica™ hops were released by the HortResearch (of the New Zealand Hop Breeding Programme) in 1994. It is the offspring of Hallertau Mittelfrüh and open pollination. It has soft but solid bittering properties (5.0-6.0% AA) and is a beautiful blend of old-world floral and spice and bright citrus of the new world. The juicy aroma is best described as orange.
Developed by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research and released to the public in 1994, Pacifica was bred through the open pollination of the classic noble variety, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh. Sporting a moderate level of alpha acids and relatively low cohumulones, Pacifica is said to contribute a pleasantly soft bitterness when used early in the boil, while later additions yield orange marmalade and passionfruit aromas.
Alpha: 5.0 – 6.0%
Cohumulone: 25% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.0 mL / 100g
Parentage: open pollination of Hallertauer Mittelfrüh
Tom’s Brew Shop Hop Handling Assurance
Tom’s Brew Shop purchases and repackages all hops in vacuum sealed, UV light and moisture barrier bags. We brew with the same hops we sell, so we care about the safe handling and implemented packaging procedures that are best for the shelf stability of the product.