One of our best looking hops on the bine, and she backs it up in the brewery.
Ella™ produces medium to large hop cones that have a strong floral flavour with a deliciously spicy finish.
Pare her back for subtle notes of floral and spice that work well in a variety of lagers, or let her loose for a big tropical flavour that is made for highly hopped styles.
A high level of essential oil presents many options to brewers, who will be rewarded with enticing flavour combinations when varying doses are added to the mix.
Ella’s™ story is similar to half-sister Galaxy™; however this time the male parent hop was derived from Spalt.
Born in Victoria in 2001, her star quality was notable even as a seedling, so her brewing assessment was accelerated and she was unveiled to brewers for trials in 2007.
Her early appearances revealed strong floral, noble hop character complemented with a delicious spicy finish. Making a great first impression, brewers couldn’t get enough of Ella™ and she was fast-tracked into commercial production.