Most commonly used as a bittering hop, Pacific Gem has a distinctive zing/bite most likely caused by high cohumulone levels. You can also get a taste and aroma of rich blackberries and oak that compliment just about any brew. Try Pacific Gem in a Porter, Strong Ale or Imperial IPA recipe.
Alpha Acids: 13.5 – 15%
Beta Acids: 7.0 – 9.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.5 – 2.14
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 37 – 40%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: ~1.2
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): NA
Similar Hop Varieties: Galena