A Dual Purpose hop

Galaxy

Australia
Galaxy

aroma profile: Fruity

Typically used as a late addition - the aroma and flavor characteristics become more pronounced the later the addition.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include distinct passionfruit and clean citrus aromas.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
11.6-16%

Beta Acid

0
15
5-6.9%

Total Oil

0
4
3-5 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    11.6 - 16%
  • Beta Acid
    5 - 6.9%
  • Co-humulone
    32 - 42%
  • Total Oil
    3 - 5 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    33 - 69% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    7 - 9% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    2 - 4% of total oil
  • Humulene
    1 - 2% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

6 Brewer Reviews

5

Another great hop notes of keylime and gorgeous tropical fruits. A fine hop for late addition, would probably make a great single hop IPA.

Colin | Mar 7th, 2016
5

Made for a refreshing and fruity single malt and single hop blonde ale, with a graduating hop addition through to a two-day dry hop. A mellowed pineapple and tropical aroma is equally matched by its flavour right through the glass. Bitterness is fair and well balanced for a pale recipe, if using more quantity towards the latter of the boil.

Aaron | Mar 17th, 2016
5

I've used Galaxy a lot. This is such a versatile hop, I can use it in almost everything. Just re-brewed my all-Galaxy DIPA with 16 ounces of it and as always, it came out spectacular. The bitterness is smooth and does not bite. The flavor and aroma are citrus/tropical fruit. I truly could enter this beer in a competition as a fruit beer. Love it.

Joe | Mar 18th, 2016
5

I began brewing beer with Galaxy and can't help but continue returning to it! You really can use it in just about everything! I love it particularly for its passion-fruit aromas. It is however very dominating, so you have to be a little careful when combining it with other hops.

Kaamir | Nov 6th, 2016
4

Very nice as a flavor and aroma late addition, any time in the last 25 minutes down to whirlpool or hop stand. Used that way it's good as the lone aroma hop in a blonde ale or in combination with other hops in APAs and AIPAs. As a bittering hop it's harsh except in small quantities. As a dry hop it can be awfully grassy; suggest no more than 2 days contact time.

Dan | Mar 2nd, 2017
5

Used in a SMaSH pale ale. Hella good. Tons of citrus, grapefruit, and oranges. Delayed my regular hopping schedule to 60-40-10 to get more of those late-addition flavors and aromas. Highly recommend this.

Connor | Apr 13th, 2017

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