Displaying a blend of new and old-world Hallertau floral aroma character, Pacifica is noted for considerable oil content and profile and finds application for several beer styles. Orange marmalade aptly describes the citrusy aroma notes achieved through late addition. For a variety of lager and ale styles, Pacifica adds classic Hallertau character with some citrus and floral notes while early additions yield a soft, yet solid bittering qualities.
Typical A.A: 5 – 6%
Possible Substitutions: Hallertau Mittelfruh
For New Zealand Pale ale, the hop combines well with Motueka and Hallertau aroma, creating a finished beer with tropical fruit, earthy and spicy notes.
In another version of pale ale, Pacifica blends with Australian Galaxy, Centennial and Simcoe, providing a different tropical fruit notes, including juicy fruit, mango, apricot and peach.
For a cream or blond ales, use the varietal only in a hop bursting strategy. The hop will provide all the expected flavors and aromas while creating a softer bitterness on the palate from the late additions.
The growers of Pacifica describe the flavor and aroma as Orange Marmalade. To an American palate, the hop may impart an orange creamsicle quality to the finished beer, delivering vanilla and orangy characteristics, especially in lighter hued beers such as blond or cream ales.