Origin and Description

Pacific Sunrise Hops is a high alpha bittering variety that was released in 2000 by the Hop Research Program of the HortResearch Center. Its a triploid hops variety made up of 1/3 Late Cluster, 1/6 Fuggle, 1/6 European Male, and 1/3 New Zealand Male. All hops varieties released from this program after 1970 have been triploids.

Pacific Sunrise has both a strong clean bittering potential as well as favorable aroma character. Pacific Sunrise is not the highest alpha variety from New Zealand, but is near the top with an alpha acid content at 12.5%-14.5% following Pacific Gem. The co-humulone content is low to moderate at 27.0%-30.0%. The myrcene oil content is the only one of the essential oils that stands out at 45.0%-55.0%. This helps give it some woody notes, and oils combined has essence of pine.

Some of the facts are hard to find currently around yield and cone structure of Pacific Hops. This data will come as Pacific Sunrise becomes more mainstream. This vigorous grower is available on the markets, but has not taken its grip on the global commercial brewing scene.

Pacific Sunrise Hops Usage

Pacific Sunrise hops has bittering qualities.
Pacific Sunrise hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.

Pacific Sunrise Hops Characteristics

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

Pacific Sunrise Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 12.5%-14.5%Pacific Sunrise Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 12.5 To 14.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 6%-6.5%Pacific Sunrise Hops Beta Acid Composition - 6 To 6.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 27%-30%Pacific Sunrise Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 27 To 30 Percent

Pacific Sunrise Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Pacific Sunrise Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Pacific Sunrise Hops

Pacific Sunrise Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

YieldYield for Pacific Sunrise Hops is Unknown at 0 - 0 kg/hectare
Growth RateVigorous
Pacific Sunrise Hops - Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsUnknown
StorabilityPacific Sunrise Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CPacific Sunrise Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestUnknownUnknown

Pacific Sunrise Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.7-2 mls/100 gramsPacific Sunrise Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.7-2 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition45%-55%Pacific Sunrise Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 45-55 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition19%-25%Pacific Sunrise Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 19-25 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition6%-9%Pacific Sunrise Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 6-9 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Pacific Sunrise Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Pacific Sunrise 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 Sunrise Hops

    Beer Style
    Black Lager
    Rye Ale
    American Lager
    American Pale Ale
    Red Ale
    Barley Wine

    Pacific Sunrise Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Lion Brewery
    Roggen Sunrise