Pacific Gem

varietal: 79-32

Technical Data

HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0C)

Alpha Acids13-15%
Beta Acids7-9%
Cohumulone37% of Alpha Acids
Total Oil1.2 ml oil per 100gm cone weight
Concentration78 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Citrus-Piney Fraction9.4%
Floral Estery Fraction1.8%
H/C Ratio3.2

Grower Comments

Maturity Mid season
Yield Moderate to High
Growth Habit Vigorous, clavate frame
Cone Structure Long, compact, ovate shape
Disease Resistance New Zealand is hop disease free
Storage Stability  Good
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A solid bittering hop with spicy black pepper and berry fruit aroma characters (13-15 % AA)


Pacific Gem is a Triploid alpha type bred from the New Zealand variety “Smoothcone” crossed with Californian Late Cluster x Fuggle. Developed through the New Zealand Hop breeding programme and released in 1987.


Pacific Gem contains a good balance of oils which constantly contributes to its aroma score.  A very pleasing hop with useful bittering potential with Alpha Acids at 13 % and above.


Pacific Gem fills the Brew House with enticing aromas during kettle addition and has been described as producing oaken flavours with a distinct blackberry aroma. Typically used as a first hop addition and makes its presence felt through an excellent tempered bitterness and flavour while later additions deliver citrus and pine aroma notes.

"A master of consistency"


A good all purpose hop  that delivers  quality bitterness along with flavour and  aromas Excellent in international  lagers can also be used in IPA’s and other big styles.