Bred in New Zealand, triploid aroma hop Pacifica, or Pacific Hallertau as it is sometimes known, is the result of open pollination breeding of German hop Hallertauer Mittelfrüher. The hop was released in 1994 by HortResearch, after successful brewing trials.
Like Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, Pacifica is mostly known for its aromatic properties. It features moderately low cohumulone and higher caryophyllene, which give it a spicy and decidedly floral aroma. Citrus notes are also evident and it is said to impart aromas of orange when used late in the boil. The exact alpha acid content is indicated on every package.
Try Pacifica in a Pilsner, Lager or Porter recipe. It also does well as a supporting player in Altbier, amber ales, Kolsch and Belgian-style ales.