Origin: Australia. The preeminent Australian hop, Galaxy™ arose from breeding programs in the 1990s with ancestry that includes German Perle. It was released in 2009 and has seen very high demand ever since.
Usage: Aroma and dry hop. Although it has adequate alpha content for bittering additions, Galaxy™ shines when used as an aroma and flavor hop - the later the better for flavor intensity. Its powerful tropical fruit character is at home as a feature in American pale and IPA, wheat beer, saison, and Brettanomyces-fermented beers.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Intense and potent. Musky tropical fruit (passionfruit, apricot, Key lime) with dank citrus and earthy blackcurrant.
|Alpha Acid Range %||13.5 – 15.0|
|Beta Acid Range %||5.8 – 6.0|
|Co-Humulone as % of alpha||33 – 35|
|Total oils mls/100 gr.||2.4 – 4.0|