Pacific Jade™: developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research hop breeding program and released in 2004, Pacific Jade is a cross of New Zealand First Choice (a relative of the Late Cluster) and a Saaz male. It is suited for use as a bittering hop but also delivers bold citrus and spice aroma characteristics.
Aroma: specific aroma descriptors include fresh citrus and complex spice characters; some bold herbal aromas and hints of black pepper.
Style Guide: Strong Ale, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale.
Substitutes: Pacific Gem™, Magnum.
Hops are packed by producers in hermetic bags which preserv aroma and bitterness of hops for at least 3 years from packaking date. "Best before" date is indicated on each bag.
The exact alpha acid content is indicated on every package.