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 by HortResearch, New Zealand following promising brewing trials in 1994.


Like Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, Pacifica is mostly known for its aromatic properties. It features moderately low cohumulone and higher carophyllene, 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.

Sierra Nevada brewery debuted Pacifica in their Southern Hemisphere Harvest fresh hops ale in April of 2014 featuring it as a bittering addition alongside Southern Cross and Motueka as its finishing hops.

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Also Known As Pacific Hallertau
Characteristics Citrusy, spicy, orange and floral aromas
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5%-6%
Beta Acid Composition 6%
Co-Humulone Composition 25%
Country New Zealand
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Loose
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 1700-1750 kg/hectare (1520-1560 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 12.5%
Humulene Oil Composition 50.9%
Caryophyllene Oil 16.7%
Farnesene Oil 0.2%
Substitutes Liberty
Style Guide Porter

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