A Dual Purpose hop

Pacific Jade

New Zealand
Pacific Jade

aroma profile: Citrus, Spicy, Herbal

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.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

1.4-1.4 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    12 - 14%
  • Beta Acid
    7 - 8%
  • Co-humulone
    23 - 25%
  • Total Oil
    1.4 - 1.4 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    33 - 34% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    10.2 - 10.2% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    32.9 - 32.9% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

3 Brewer Reviews


Love this hop. I make a SMaSH pale ale along with Golden Promise and it's honestly one of my favorite pale ale's I've ever made. Such a subtle variety of flavor and aroma, it's never a dull sip!

Josh | Nov 19th, 2016

I used this as a dry hop in a brown rye ale. It was subtle and pleasant, not overpowering at all like a typical dry hop. Won 2nd place in a local competition.

NateT | Dec 18th, 2016

I added this as a dry hop in a pale ale and got a very tasty and fruity yet not overpowering"fruit punch" flavor. Very nice.

Max | Nov 7th, 2017

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