Pacifica Hops – New Zealand
A dual purpose / bittering hop with a spicy “dried fruit” character and solid finish.
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.
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 Mittlefru¨h variety. Pacifica™ was released on completion of successful brewing trials in 1994.
Pacifica™ displays classic Hallertau citrus and floral aroma character which selectors mark as a real standout. The aroma is supported by a generous oils profile making selection possible for several beer styles from this stylish hop.
Pacifica™ brings something of a blend of new and old-world taste descriptors to the brewers’ forum. Orange marmalade aptly describes the citrus aroma notes achieved through late addition. Bittering quality is such that early kettle additions net a soft yet solid finish even in highly bittered beers.
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.