Pacifica mixes German inspiration and New Zealand soil for a modern take on traditional hops. A product of Hallertau Mittelfruh, New Zealand Pacifica, or Pacific Hallertau, takes on its own set of aromatic characteristics due to the regional influence in the growing process. These hops are utilized for their bright aromatics of lime, citrus, and a subtle spice from high cohumulone levels.
Pacifica also offers a wonderful balance between alpha and beta acids, with both ranging from about 7% to 9%. These hops can work great in many different ales, but really shine in lagers. Test out these versatile characteristics in your next Pilsner or Helles recipe. If you need to swap Pacifica pellet or whole hops for another varietal, try using Perle or parent Hallertau Mittelfruh. You can taste these hops in commercial brews like Sierra Nevada’s Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale.