Galaxy Hops (Pellets)

Galaxy Hops (Pellets)

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Galaxy hops are a highly sought after Australian aroma hop with limited supply. Huge oil content with pungent citrus and passionfruit flavors. Amazing in hoppy pale ales and IPA's. We can only buy so much and we have to contract for it years in advance so be sure to pick some up when it is in stock!  

Galaxy hops were bred by Hop Products Australia at their Rostrevor Breeding Garden in Victoria in 1994.

Galaxy Hop Statistics
Alpha Acids: 13.5 - 14.8%
Beta Acids: 5.8 - 6.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 2.25 - 2.55
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 35%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 2.4 - 2.7
Similar Hop Varieties: Citra®

Citra® is a registered trademark owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.

Flavor and AromaFruity
Alpha AcidsHigh
UseDual Purpose
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Pale ALe
Michael V on Nov 12, 2021
juicy hop
Brian O on Sep 14, 2021
Pale ALe
Michael V on Nov 12, 2021
David D on Sep 17, 2021
juicy hop
Brian O on Sep 14, 2021
West Coast IPA
Valued C on Aug 31, 2021
Brewing Beer
Garrett C on Jul 19, 2021
It was far, far away.
WILLIAM Reynolds B on Jun 25, 2021
For an IPA #1
John L on Jun 24, 2021
Best there is
Peter S on Jun 10, 2021
I use it for my IPA
Daniel Collins on Jun 10, 2021
for dry hopping
peter t on Jun 3, 2021
amazing pungent hops
Bill Aurand on Apr 30, 2021
Awesome pale ale & IPA hops
Thomas Born on Apr 30, 2021
Making a Kona Clone
James B E on Apr 15, 2021
Andrew H on Mar 30, 2021
hoppin' off the rails on a hazy train
Tyler B on Mar 30, 2021
Hazy recipe
Derek on Mar 8, 2021
Good price and quality product
Bernie e on Feb 20, 2021
Attempting a clone of Great Notion - Juice Explorer
Mark Winham on Feb 8, 2021
adam g on Feb 5, 2021
Floyd on Jan 27, 2021
Adam S on Jan 22, 2021
Recipe from white labs for brut ipa
Shayna K on Jan 19, 2021
Great hop addition for an IPA!
Kenneth H on Dec 29, 2020
M Tyler S on Dec 29, 2020
Good hops for SMaSH
Kenneth Hesser on Dec 25, 2020
to brew an IPA
Bryan R on Dec 17, 2020
because they were available!!!
David B on Dec 12, 2020
Sean S on Nov 30, 2020
Love galaxy
Andrew M on Nov 17, 2020
recommendation from Pierce Rivers for staff training
Lisa R on Sep 29, 2020
Because Galaxy is love. Galaxy is life.
Timothy D on Aug 25, 2020
Marco a L on Aug 13, 2020
making a pale ale clone
Ben h on Jul 8, 2020
Called for in recipes and could not get locally
Dana K on Jun 20, 2020
favorite hop
david m on Jun 13, 2020
Love this
Jeffrey L on Jun 11, 2020
Good question I haven't tried it.
I was recommended this hops online
Jacob E O on May 30, 2020
trying something new
aaron w on May 23, 2020
Making beer
Myles F on May 20, 2020
Never tried
Nathan C on May 12, 2020
Logan P on May 11, 2020
Going for the hoppy ipa
kyle m on May 10, 2020
Devin B on May 9, 2020
J on May 8, 2020
For all grain recipes.
Antonio P on May 8, 2020
David F on May 5, 2020
I like galaxy.
Patrick G on Apr 30, 2020
They are good
Geoffrey N on Apr 29, 2020
Tim R on Apr 28, 2020
David D on Sep 17, 2021
West Coast IPA
Valued C on Aug 31, 2021

4.7 / 5.0
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Rated 3 out of 5
Bad batch?
I’m giving three stars because maybe my nose and tastebuds are missing something, or maybe I got a bad batch. When I opened the package of Galaxy I was waiting for the explosive tropic and citrus notes. What did I get? Bland earthy smells…I thought, maybe I’m developing COVID. Good thing I was also using Strata hops that day. So I open the bag of Strata to see how my nose was operating for that day: boom, dank and tropical smells like you read about. That ruled out COVID. So, ok, first impressions of Galaxy are not so great. Let’s see how it performs in a brew. I used a total of 5 ounces of Galaxy hops (FIVE) in a 5 gallon brew plus 1 ounce of Strata. All hops were used at flameout or dry hopped. The result? Zero tropical or fruity aromas. The beer has a pronounced Earthy and/or mineral feel. I’ve had a sulfur issue in the past (with a lager that I pressure fermented and should not have pressure fermented). This is not sulfur. It makes me think the hops were expired, but that’s hard to believe given the high demand for these hops.

I have to say, I very strongly suspect the hops I purchased were not up to the standards of what Galaxy hops should be. I’ve been happy with Amarillo, Strata, Citrus. Mosaic, Idaho #7, Enigma…you name it. I was super stoked to try Galaxy since I was holding out on purchasing because of the price. What a letdown this has been. If this wasn’t a bad batch, then I can’t tell you why this hop gets so many rave reviews.

Maybe in a few months I’ll buy again to see if it was me, or if it really was a skunked batch of hops. I still have 11 ounces of these hops to get through. Do I potentially ruin future beers, or just throw that $20 in the trash? I’m too cheap to toss it. If the next brew turns out to be trash, then I’ll be convinced the hops I got were bad, or Galaxy is just a terrible hop (I’m gonna go with my hunch and say it’s the first option).
September 1, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Above all other hops.
February 11, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Tropical notes
Beautiful tropical aromas character in my NEIPA
January 29, 2021
11 months ago
Rated 2 out of 5
unexpected heavy mint aromas when used for dry hopping.
January 27, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great hops! Used in my first NEIPA and they didn’t disappoint!
September 23, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Very Good Hop
After reading the reviews, I brewed what was supposed to be the end-all tropical pale ale. I brewed with a total of 6 ounces of Galaxy, to include an 2 1/2 ounces in dry hop. While the beer turned out very good, and I would definitely use Galaxy again, it didn't quite meet my expectations for it's tropical flavor. Guess my expectations were set too high!
May 6, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
P d**n good
Was kind of expecting more unique flavors but was acceptable.
April 28, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Keep on brewing
You can never go wrong with this
Great stuff
Great stuff
April 25, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Made a delicious IPA
February 23, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Hop
Brought through some nice tropical fruit flavors and aroma for my NEIPA. Used it to whirlpool and dry hop.
July 8, 2019
over 2 years ago