Hop Profile
Pacific Jade

Hop Profile: Pacific Jade

We love the fresh, citrusy notes that New Zealand's Pacifc Jade hops bring to the nose of a beer. We also love the slight peppery kick it brings to the taste, especially in our Jalapeño Saison. Mainly used as a bittering hop, Pacific Jade imparts bold orange and fresh ground pepper aromas that work well to balance out sweeter ales and drier lagers.   

  1. ORIGIN

    A relatively new hop on the scene, Pacific Jade was released from the New Zealand Hop Research Program in 2004. A cross between the New Zealand variety First Choice and Saazer Male, Pacific Jade flourishes in New Zealand where no known hops diseases exist.
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  3. CHARACTERISTICS

    Due to its high alpha acidity, Pacific Jade is often used as a bittering hop, but its bold aroma of fresh citrus and spicy pepper makes for a great late boil addition as well. Pacific Jade has great versatility and can be added to all kinds of styles ranging from ales to lagers to barleywines, delivering a soft bitterness to the flavor.
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  5. VITAL STATS

    Typical Use : Bittering (Some Aroma) Alpha Acid : 12-14% Country: New Zealand Flavors: Citrus, black pepper Styles: American Ales, Lagers, Barleywines Similar Hops: Mangum
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  7. BEERS TO TRY

    Jalapeño Saison - Brooklyn Brew Shop Single Hop: Pacific Jade - Westbrook Brewing Co. Aroma Prieta India Pale Ale - Drake's Brewing