Hop Name: Pacific Gem

Common Usage: Bittering

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:13.5 - 15%
Beta Range:13.5 - 15%
Cohumulone Range:37 - 40%
Humulene Range:29.9 - 29.9%
Myrcene Range:33.3 - 33.3%
Farnesene Range:0.3 - 0.3%
Caryophyllene Range:11 - 11%
Total Oil Range:1.2 - 1.2 mL/100g
Pacific Gem is a New Zealand hops variety of interesting character. Despite its high alpha acids and high co-humulone, and used as a bittering hop, its effect is quite balanced, and is more well-known for its aroma and flavor qualities with a consistent hops kick. Used in the beginning of the boil, it brings out a fine aroma character in the beer, said to be smooth and oak-like with notes of blackberry. It is used around the world, but most notably in European lagers of varying bitterness. Pacific Gem is a triploid cross between Smooth Cone, California Late Cluster and Fuggle.

Commonly used in:
Origin: New Zealand
Storage: N/A
No distinct characteristics. Some brewers have noted delicate blackberry and floral or oak tones

Possible Substitutions:
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