A pleasing fruity aroma of blackberries with a woodsy flavor are the essence of this variety used mainly as a bittering agent in organic beers.
Pedigree: New Zealand "Smoothcone" and Californian Late Cluster x Fuggle
Brewing Usage: Bittering
Aroma: Delicate blackberry and floral or oak tones
Alpha Acids %: 13.5 - 15.0
Beta Acids %: 7.0 - 9.0
Co-Humolone: ~29.9% of total oil
Total Oil: ~1.2 mL / 100g
General Trade Perception: Unlike other high alpha hops, Pacific Gem does not carry a punchy aroma.
Possible Substitutions: Cluster, Magnum, Galena
Typical Beer Styles: Lagers, Organic Pale Ales, IPAs
* All hops in stock are stored in a cold environment to ensure the highest freshness possible. Alpha and Beta acid amounts vary between batches and may not be exactly as pictured, however are generally with in the ranges stated above.