Hop: Pacific Gem


Pacific Gem was commercially released in 1987, it is a triploid of Fuggle, Cluster, and Smooth Cone. It was bred at New Zealand's HortResearch Institute.

General Information

Profile Toasted oak, blackberry, and citrus.
Country New Zealand
Substitutes Belma®, Fuggle, Galena, Magnum, Magnum (US)
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 2120 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 70% - 80% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Stout, Porter, Strong Ale


Alpha Acid 13.0 - 16.0%
Beta Acid 7.0 - 9.0%
Cohumulone 37.0 - 40.0%


Total Oil 1.2 - 1.4 ml/100g
Myrcene 33.0 - 55.0%
Humulene 18.0 - 30.0%
Caryophyllene 7.0 - 11.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate High
Cones Medium to large size with compact density
Maturity Early to middle
Ease of Harvest Difficult

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  • 2020-12-09 08:28:57 (Added: 2020-12-09 08:28:57)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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