Origin and Description
Pacific Jade, like most hops bred in New Zealand, comes from the Hop Research Program by HortResearch Center in Riwaka, NZ. In 2004 this variety was released and is a triploid alpha variety from a cross between First Choice and Saazer. This new variety has some spark to its release as it marks another excellent example of what the HortResearch Center can provide for the world of brewing.
Pacific Jade is a bittering hops with an alpha acid content rating of 12.0%-14.0%, which also has a relatively low co-humulone content at 24%. It is also esteemed for its aroma profile making it one of the borderline dual purpose hops. Most of the oils including myrcene, humulene, and caryophyllene are all moderatly high and lie in balance. This gives Pacific Jade a dank herbal character mixing citrus fruits with pepper spice. Pacific Jade has began to make its footprints around the globe in commercial beers, and will be seen in beers ranging from Lagers to Imperial Stouts.
Pacific Jade has long moderately large compact cones. The mid to late harvest of this variety comes after a vigorous growing cycle. Pacific Jade shares in the relatively disease free island of New Zealand, and stores moderately well. Its one of the newbies on the block that deserves some attention.
Pacific Jade Hops Usage
Pacific Jade hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.
Pacific Jade Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for pacific jade hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Pacific Jade Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition
|Beta Acid Composition
Pacific Jade Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Pacific Jade Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Pacific Jade Cone Size||Medium to Large|
|Pacific Jade Cone Density||Moderate to Compact|
Pacific Jade Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Mid to Late Season|
|Yield||Yield for Pacific Jade Hops is Moderate at 1800 - 2100 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Pacific Jade Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Pacific Jade Hops Oil Composition
Pacific Jade Hops Substitutes
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Common Beer Styles for Pacific Jade Hops
Pacific Jade Hops Use in Commercial Beers