Origin and Description

Pacific Halertau Hops was bred using Hallertau Mittlefrüh and open polination resulting in a triploid variety. This hops variety, grown in New Zealand, is a geographic distant relative to the Hallertau family of hops grown in Germany. The HortResearch Riwaka Hop Research Centre in New Zealand is responsible for the introduction of Pacific Halertau Hops in 1994.

Pacific Hallertau Hops takes some of the best qualities from Hallertau Mittlefrüh in that it is an aroma variety that enlightens the senses. This hops variety has a low alpha acid rating at 5.0%-6.5% with average co-humulone content. The caryophyllene oil content is on the up side and helps promote some of the subtle spice flavor. The other oils, in balance, provide an undeviating floral bouquet in beers.

Pacific Hallertau Hops produces medium size loose cones early in the season after a moderate growth cycle. The disease susceptibility is not significantly revealed, which likely indicates a strong resistance. Pacific Hallertau Hops has moderate storage capabilities, which benefits its continued expansion into new beers around the globe.

Pacific Hallertau Hops Usage

Pacific Hallertau hops is aromatic qualities.
Pacific Hallertau hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.

Pacific Hallertau Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for pacific hallertau hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Pacific Hallertau Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 5%-6%Pacific Hallertau Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 5 To 6 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 6%-6.2%Pacific Hallertau Hops Beta Acid Composition - 6 To 6.2 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-26%Pacific Hallertau Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 25 To 26 Percent

Pacific Hallertau Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Pacific Hallertau Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Pacific Hallertau Hops
Pacific Hallertau Cone SizeMediumPacific Hallertau Hop - Medium Cone Size
Pacific Hallertau Cone DensityLoosePacific Hallertau Hops - Loose Cone Density

Pacific Hallertau Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly SeasonPacific Hallertau Hops - Early Season Maturity
YieldYield for Pacific Hallertau Hops is Low to Moderate at 1700 - 1750 kg/hectare
Pacific Hallertau Hops - Low to Moderate Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Pacific Hallertau Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsPacific Hallertau Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilityPacific Hallertau Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CPacific Hallertau Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestGoodPacific Hallertau Hops - Good Pickability

Pacific Hallertau Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1-1.2 mls/100 gramsPacific Hallertau Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1-1.2 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition32%-32%Pacific Hallertau Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 32-32 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition36%-36%Pacific Hallertau Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 36-36 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition13%-13%Pacific Hallertau Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 13-13 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Pacific Hallertau Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Pacific Hallertau Hops Substitutes

LibertyLiberty Hops is an extension of the Hallertau family of hops and was bred in 1983 from Hallertauer Mittlefrüh and a disease (Downy Mildew, Verticillium Wilt) r...
Hallertauer TraditionHallertauer Tradition is another invention of the Hull Hop Research Institute in Germany, and was bred for is resistance and tolerance to disease and fungus. I...
Hallertauer MittelfrühHallertauer Mittelfrüh is one of the noble hop varieties that originates from Germany. It has been on the decline in terms of production as it is being replac...

Ultra Hops is was bred by the hops research program in Corvallis, Oregon in 1983 and is a triploid variety. Ultra Hops is ideal for Pilsners, Wheat and Bock...

HallertauThink Hallertau Hops and think Bavarian beers styles. The Hallertau variety once dominated the region from which it was named before being replaced by a
Mount HoodMt Hood is another descendant of the Hallertau family of Hops and is specifically a cross between a colchicine induced tetraploid Hallertau Mittelfrueh and USDA...
CrystalCrystal Hops was born in 1983, created in Corvallis Oregon. Drink a Rogue Brutal Bitter, and say colchicine induced tetraploid three times. This type of Hall...

Common Beer Styles for Pacific Hallertau Hops

    Beer Style
    Winter Ale
    American Wheat
    Blonde Ale
    Pale Ale
    German Pilsner
    Pale Ale
    German Lager

    Pacific Hallertau Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Eel River Brewing Company
    Organic Porter
    Monteith's Brewing Company
    Winter Ale
    Rockyard Brewing Company
    Double Eagle Ale
    Shed 22 Brewing Company
    Wicked Blonde
    Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
    Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale
    The Speight's Ale House
    Summit Golden Lager