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Pacific Jade Hop New Zealand Hop

Pacific Jade Hop

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Country:New Zealand (NZ)

Origin of the Pacific Jade Hop

A triploid high-alpha variety bred by HortResearch Centre at Riwaka and released in 2004. Pacific Jades ancestry includes New Zealand First Choice and an Old Line Saazer

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Pacific Jade

Specific aroma descriptors include fresh citrus and complex spice characters; some bold herbal aromas and hints of black pepper

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Brewing Values for Pacific Jade

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Pacific Jade hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.

Alpha Acids (AA)
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness.
13% avg
Beta AcidsThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades as beer ages. Higher levels of beta acids will result in a slower decline of bittering.7.0-8.0%
7.5% avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.23-25%
24% avg
Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »1.1-1.5 mL
1.3mL avg

Common Hop Pairings with Pacific Jade

Some hops just taste better together. We agree, so we recently analyzed hundreds of the most popular beers to find which hops are commonly paired together. We found that Citra, Nelson Sauvin & Pacifica hops are commonly used alongside the Pacific Jade hop, although many others have also been seen with it.

Here is the relative frequency of the top 3 hops that are used with Pacific Jade:

Common Beers and Styles using Pacific Jade

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Pacific Jade hop include Lager & Ale.

Pacific Jade Hop Substitutions

If any version of the Pacific Jade hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to use one of these other hops as a substitution for a similar outcome:

Is Pacific Jade Available in Cryo/Lupulin Powder Form?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Pacific Jade hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.

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