Galaxy ®

Descended from German variety Perle, Galaxy® is a unique Australian breed of hops that has the distinction of sporting the highest percentage of essential oils in the industry.


It has an amazing citrus, peach and passionfruit aroma, especially when used as a late addition. The flavor is often quite intense upon production but mellows as it matures. Galaxy® enjoyed her first commercial production in 2009 after nine years of testing and quickly became popular both in Australia and overseas.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Citrus, peach and passionfruit aromas
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 11%-16%
Beta Acid Composition 5%-6.9%
Co-Humulone Composition 32%-42%
Country Australia
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Mid to late
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 3-5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 33%-67%
Humulene Oil Composition 1%-2%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-9%
Farnesene Oil 2%-4%
Substitutes Citra®, Amarillo®, Centennial
Style Guide Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, ESB

Where to Buy Galaxy® Hops

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

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Comments 3

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      Hi Rolfe. Galaxy is a proprietary variety grown exclusively by HPA in Australia. Rhizomes are unavailable to us mere mortals I’m afraid.

  1. Just used Galaxy for the first time.
    The small pellets are not as green as hops usually are and look almost the color of rust. Like a light rust.
    They arrived three days ago in a shipment. Packed in the typical foil bags. The box says 2020 harvest.
    Any feed back?

    Jim in NZ

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