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Purchase Ella Hops
This hop can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Ella Hop
Ella and Galaxy share the same mother, but Ella's father is a variety from Spalt, Germany. It was bred in 2001 and released to the commercially in 2007. Formerly known as Stella, but the name changed due to trademark issues with a certain brewery by the same name.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Ella Hops
Ella is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
Ella a pleasant floral aroma that is backed by soft spice and also has described to include distinct grapefruit and tropical flavors. It is reminiscent of a noble variety in lower doses, but imparts strong tropical fruit flavors in larger additions.
Brewing Values for Ella Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Ella hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.
|Alpha Acid % (AA)|
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||4-7.8%5.9% avg|
|Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.||2:1 - 5:13:1 avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »||33-40%36.5% avg|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »||2.4-3.4 mL2.9mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||34-50%42% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||15-22%18.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||5-18%11.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||12-14%13% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||0-34%|
Beer Styles using Ella Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Ella hop include Pale Ale, Stout, Lager & Pilsner.
Ella Hop Substitutions
If the Ella hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Ella substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Ella:
Is Ella available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Ella hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
Ella Hop Statistics
We love statistics. We've analyzed hundreds of IPAs, dug into the Hop Growers of America's annual reports and researched the history behind some of the most popular beer ingredients. Here are a few of the things we've found interesting about the Ella hop:
- Ella is Australia's third-most produced hop behind Galaxy and Vic Secret, as of 2019.
- In 2019, Australia produced 133 metric tonnes of Ella, which was an increase of 6.4% over 2018.
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