Bred by Ellerslie Hop Estate, Melba or “The Dame of Hops” as it is affectionately known, is a dual-use variety with high oil content and similarities to Galaxy. When used as an early addition, it is said to impart a clean and somewhat spicy bitterness. When used as an flavor or aroma addition though, properties of passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus come to the fore.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Clean spicy bitterness, aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus.
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 7%-10%
Beta Acid Composition 2.5%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-35%
Country Australia
Cone Size
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 2200-2800 kg/hectare (1962-2498 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 2.0-4.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition
Humulene Oil Composition
Caryophyllene Oil
Farnesene Oil
Substitutes Galaxy
Style Guide

Where to Buy Melba Hops

As a listing requirement, all suppliers below ship nationally to their respective countries.

Northwest Hop Farms (Canada)

National Homebrew (Australia)

BeerCo (Australia)
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