Pacific Sunrise Hop
|Country:||New Zealand (NZ)|
|Ownership:||™ NZ Hops Ltd.|
Purchase Pacific Sunrise Hops
Pacific Sunrise hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.
Origin and Geneology of the Pacific Sunrise Hop
Pacific Sunrise has parentage that includes Late Cluster, Fuggle, a European male and a NZ male. It was released by the New Zealand Hort Research program in 2000.
New Zealand hops begin to be harvested in late February or March and continues through to early April.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Pacific Sunrise Hops
Pacific Sunrise is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.
Pacific Sunrise features favorable bittering properties and a pleasant piney, woodsy aroma. Lemon and orange citrus drive this hop-forward variety, with tropical hits of melon and mango riding shotgun. Stone fruit and jammy sweetness support the initial front line aromatics alongside pleasant floral notes that help round out the overall profile. Subtle, yet notable hints of pine & berry refract through the aroma with lingering bits of hay and herbs that stay in their lane and are not distracting.
Brewing Values for Pacific Sunrise Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Pacific Sunrise 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 Acid % (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. Learn more »
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||5-7%6% avg|
|Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.||2:1 - 3:12:1 avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »||27-30%28.5% 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 »||1.5-2.5 mL2mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||45-55%50% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||20-24%22% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||6-8%7% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||12-29%|
Beer Styles using Pacific Sunrise Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Pacific Sunrise hop include Lager.
Pacific Sunrise Hop Substitutions
If the Pacific Sunrise hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Pacific Sunrise substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Pacific Sunrise:
Is Pacific Sunrise available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Pacific Sunrise hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
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