Ella™ hops, formally known as Stella, is an Australian aroma variety. It is half-sister to Galaxy® and the progeny of Spalt and a tetraploid female and was developed in the state of Victoria in the early 2000’s. By 2007, Ella™ was ready for release in brewing trials. An immediate hit, the variety was fast-tracked into commercial production.
Due to its high level of oils, Ella™ can significantly change character depending on how it is utilized. When used in low quantities, it displays a spicy, floral character like star anise. When used in greater quantities or in dry hopping, it holds its own with any robust malt and conveys a decided tropical and grapefruit flavor.
|Also Known As||Stella|
|Characteristics||Tropical flavors, grapefruit, star anise|
|Alpha Acid Composition||13.3%-16.3%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.8%-7.8%|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||2.4-3.4 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||40%-50%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||16%-22%|
|Style Guide||Lager, Pilsner, Pale Ale, Stout|