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 has bittering qualities.
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 12%-14%Pacific Jade Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 12 To 14 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 7%-8%Pacific Jade Hops Beta Acid Composition - 7 To 8 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 24%-24%Pacific Jade Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 24 To 24 Percent

Pacific Jade Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Pacific Jade Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Pacific Jade Hops
Pacific Jade Cone SizeMedium to LargePacific Jade Hop - Medium to LargeCone Size
Pacific Jade Cone DensityModerate to CompactPacific Jade Hops - Moderate to Compact Cone Density

Pacific Jade Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid to Late SeasonPacific Jade Hops - Mid to Late Season Maturity
YieldYield for Pacific Jade Hops is Moderate at 1800 - 2100 kg/hectare
Pacific Jade Hops - Moderate Crop Yields
Growth RateVigorous
Pacific Jade Hops - Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsPacific Jade Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilityPacific Jade Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CPacific Jade Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestGoodPacific Jade Hops - Good Pickability

Pacific Jade Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.4-1.4 mls/100 gramsPacific Jade Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.4-1.4 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition33.3%-33.3%Pacific Jade Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 33.3-33.3 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition32.9%-32.9%Pacific Jade Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 32.9-32.9 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition10.2%-10.2%Pacific Jade Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 10.2-10.2 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Pacific Jade Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Pacific Jade Hops Substitutes

Pacific GemPacific Gem Hops comes from the breeding program at the New Zealand Horticultural Research Centre. In 1987 this triploid variety was released. Pacific Gem is ...

Common Beer Styles for Pacific Jade Hops

    Beer Style
    India Pale Ale
    Strong Ale
    Amber Ale
    Pale Ale
    Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
    English Pale Ale
    Brown Ale
    Barley Wine

    Pacific Jade Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Sly Fox Brewing Company
    Pacific Jade IPA
    Barley and Hops Restaurant and Brewery