Astra™ AU Hops

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Astra™ was first released in 2016 from Ellerslie Hop Australia in Victoria, Australia.  Flavour profiles of Green Melon, White Peaches, White Wine and a light grassiness, grapefruit and honey, Astra™ hop balances out nicely between a sweetness with a little bit of a bite. 

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Description

Astra™ first commercial harvest was in 2016, Astra™ is the newest graduate from the Ellerslie Hop breeding program.

A dual purpose hop, Astra™ is already turning heads with her sweet tropical fruit flavours and New World characteristics.

Form

Type 90 Pellets 100g | 250g | 500g | 1Kg Foils

Breeding:

After several years of nurturing, and breeding by Ellerslie Hop Australia  in Victoria, Australia, Astra™ was first released commercially in 2016.

Aroma & Selection:

Flavour profiles with Green Melon, White Peaches, White Wine and a light grassiness, grapefruit and honey, the hop balances out nicely between a sweetness with a little bit of a bite. 

Brewing Value:

Astra™ has moderate alpha and high oil content making it a versatile hop for many brewing styles including:

  • Australian Ale
  • American Pale Ale
  • Amber Ale
  • IPA
  • Lager
  • Saison

 Applications:

  • Dual Purpose
  • Aroma
  • Early & Late Additions – Mash, Wort, Kettle
  • Dry Hopping – Secondary fermentation

HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0C)

  • Alpha Acids 8.75%
  • Oil Content: 1.62 ml oil per 100 gm
  • Crop Year: 2017
  • Production: Apr 2017
  • Best Before: Apr 2020
  • Batch Number: 2004-17
  • Concentration uL Oil/gram Alpha

Craft Beer Examples:

Brewers and Craft Drinkers notes:

“This particular hop offers candied floral and fruity tones, complementing another favourite stablemate, Melba, grown in the same region.” Cooper’s

“Astra is known for both its sweet citrus and tropical fruit aromas as well as its herbal qualities. And, in this single hop beer, the experience is all about those aromatic hop qualities, with a light malt profile and gentle bitterness. The Astra produces melon and herbal aromas, along with – possibly a result of using them fresh – some light grassy and floral notes. There’s some underlying honey too, which becomes more obvious as the beer starts to warm.”

Will Ziebell  https://craftypint.com/beer/4948/stomping-ground-astra-man-fresh-hop-pale-ale

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 11 x 3 x 15 cm
Bag Size

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1 review for Astra™ AU Hops

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Owen

    I recently used Astra for the first time in a simple Aust. Ale.
    It was the sole hop used throughout the boil, and the results were fantastic! A really unique hop that has great flavour without overpowering the malt. Nice green melon and peach flavours as in the description. Looking forward to using it again.

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