Origin: New Zealand. Like its sister Motueka, Pacifica was bred by HortResearch and has noble European ancestry through an open cross with Hallertau Mittelfrüh. It was released in 1994 and was formerly named Pacific Hallertau.
Usage: Aroma. With its noble ancestry and mild aromatic blend of fruit with Hallertau-esque floral and earthy notes, Pacifica is a welcome addition to any lager formulation, both hop-forward and malty styles. It also does well as a supporting player in Altbier, amber ales, Kolsch, and Belgian-style ales.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Moderate and highly pleasant. Orange marmalade and delicate citrus blended with a very Old World Hallertau-esque warmth: new-mown hay and honey with tangy herbal and sweet floral notes.