A Dual Purpose hop

Ella

Australia
Ella

aroma profile: Floral, Spicy

Reminiscent of, yet distinctly different from, noble European varieties - one of the most versatile hops available.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include distinct grapefruit and tropical flavor.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
13.3-16.3%

Beta Acid

0
15
4.8-7.8%

Total Oil

0
4
2.4-3.4 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    13.3 - 16.3%
  • Beta Acid
    4.8 - 7.8%
  • Co-humulone
    34 - 38%
  • Total Oil
    2.4 - 3.4 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    40 - 50% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    12 - 18% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    16 - 22% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

6 Brewer Reviews

4

I use Ella as a bitter hop quite often. I find the earlier you use it in the boil, the spicier it is.

I liken it to a more floral Pride Of Ringwood, but with a much more appealing flavour and aroma contribution. Cross between Cascade and Saaz when used late.

TimF | Jun 22nd, 2016
5

Absolutely stunning in late addition as well as dry hop! The ipas I make with this have a fresh aroma of guava, gooseberry, rose hip, and star anise. Think of a mixture of Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, and Chinook. But taken to the next level. Easily one of the most unique varieties out there today, and it is heavily underrated.

Adam | Aug 21st, 2016
5

3 weeks into an all Ella Dusseldorfer Altbier, this hop is stunning. Solid bodied, with a think resinous backbone. I have tried so many new world hops at all stages of the brew process, and this was one a massive surprise. Stunning and exactly where my palette was going.

Tomek | Oct 28th, 2016
5

Took me a few goes to get the hang of it, but a really fantastic hop once you get it. I find it best for "APA" style beers, where the bitterness and tropical fruitiness star, and the alphas are high enough to balance out malt, tannins and even inclusion of wheat malt.

Don't forget the back end of spice that keeps the beer drinkable, either!

Peter | Feb 18th, 2017

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