Hop Profile: Galaxy - Brooklyn Brew Shop

Hop Profile

Updated on March 27, 2016

Hop Profile: Galaxy

Galaxy hops are known among IPA lovers for their overflowing citrus, peach and passion fruit flavors. Tropical island aromas dominate the nose, lifting you away to a far off destination of flavor, like the coast of Australia, where these hops are grown. These Aussie-native hops hail from a lineage of male European cultivars— particularly Perle— bred with local Australian high alpha varieties. Hop Products Australia first began their search for a hop that was uniquely Down Under with some Old World flair in the 1990s. However, it wasn't until 2009 that they cultivated the final product. Galaxy hops are versatile; they can accent and compliment, or take center stage as the primary flavor. Their high alpha acid content make them especially suited to aroma hopping and the distinctive mixture of citrus, passionfruit, peach and hints of grass is sure to stand out. But don't take our word for it, explore the Galaxy for yourself with our Galaxy Single Hop IPA Beer Making Kit.  
  1. Origin

    Developed by Hop Products Australia in the mid-1990s, released commercially in 2009.
  2. Characteristics

    Oily and aromatic, with strong notes of tropical fruit and citrus.
  3. Vital Statistics

    Typical Use: Aroma Alpha Acid: 11.0– 16.0% Country: Australia Styles: IPAs, Pale Ales Flavors: Citrus, passionfruit, peach, grass Similar Hops: Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo

  4. Beers to Try

    Schlafly Beer - Tasmanian IPA Flat 12 Bierworks - Walkabout Pale Ale