The Basic Statistics
|Alpha Acids||11 – 16%|
|Purpose||Bitter, Flavour, Aroma|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Substitutes||Nothing concrete, but Citra, Amarillo, Centennial|
|Suitable Beer Styles||Pale Ales, IPAs, ESB and others|
Galaxy hops are a great addition to many beers here in Australia, but now also around the world. A large tropical fruit flavour with outstanding brewing capabilities lends itself to be used in a lot of ways.
The first breeding of Galaxy came from Pride of Ringwood, Perle, J78 and maybe some others. It wasn’t until 2009 that a commercial crop of Galaxy was grown.
In Australia, Stone & Wood brewing use it in their famous Pacific Ale, offering up tropical fruit flavours with a great malt backbone and bitterness to round it out. A popular craft beer that grows more and more each year.
Best used as a late addition to the boil, that’s where you see the real flavour punch through. The flavour can be somewhat over-powering if not balanced right, so use it well.
Each year, Stone & Wood brewers will travel to Tasmania where the Galaxy hops are grown for the harvest, to see the flavour changes season to season for themselves.
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Ipswich Brewers Union has monthly meetings where we discuss all aspects of home brewing beer. Learn more about malt, hops, yeast and more by coming along! Visit our Events page to find out when the next meeting is on, or hit the Facebook icon below!