Posted July 13, 2013 by Crafted Pours in

Galaxy Hops and Craft Beers Brewed with Galaxy Hops


Galaxy hops originate from Australia, and are a dual purpose hop that can be used for both bittering and flavor/aroma in craft beers. The alpha acid content ranges between 12-14% making them a solid bittering hop choice. However, the more exciting aspects of Galaxy hops are in their flavor and aroma characteristics. The hops produces notes of passion fruit, tropical fruit, mild citrus, and mild earthy grass notes. There are some similarities to Citra hops, but with less of the tropical fruit notes and more earthiness.

Craft brewers have been using Galaxy hops increasingly in IPAs and other styles for flavor and aroma. We’ll highlight some of our favorite beers which use these hops.

Peekskill Brewery AMAZEballs (5.2%)

Single-Hopped American Pale Ale brewed with 100% Galaxy hops. Notes of citrus and passion fruit. 


Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (7.2%, 60 IBUs)

IPA brewed with 100% Galaxy hops. 


O’Fallon Zeke’s Pale Ale (5.1%, 29 IBUs)

Pale Ale brewed with 100% Galaxy hops. 


Mother’s Fancy Pants (9.3%, 72 IBUs)

Belgian Style Double IPA brewed with 100% Galaxy hops. 


Gravity Brewlab The Singularity Galaxy IPA (5.8%)

IPA brewed in Miami, FL with 100% Galaxy hops. 


Devil’s Backbone Tasmanian Pale Ale (5.8%, 50 IBUs)

American Pale Ale brewed with Galaxy hops. Fruity and citrusy with medium hop bitterness in the finish. 


Weyerbacher Viridis Lupulus (7.5%, 95 IBUs)

A newly released IPA which uses Galaxy hops in a combination with Apollo, Centennial, and Calypso. Bold flavors of tropical fruit, citrus, and earthy dank hops.


Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA (7.5%, 80 IBUs)

An IPA that is dry-hopped with Galaxy and brewed with Columbus, Mt. Hood, and Crystal hops. Passion fruit and citrus aromas and flavors.


Clown Shoes Galactica (8%)

Double IPA dry-hopped with Galaxy hops. Dank, earthy, and citrusy hop aromas and flavors. 


Terrapin Recreation Ale (4.5%)

Session-Style Pale Ale dry-hopped with Galaxy hops. 


Equinox Galaxy IPA (6.5%, 71 IBUs)

Fruity IPA brewed with a combo of Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin hops. 


Pretty Things Meadowlark IPA (7%, 85 IBUs)

Flavorful IPA which uses a blend of Galaxy and Citra hops to produce vibrant passion fruit and tropical fruit flavors.


Hopworks Tiger Tonic (5.3%, 20 IBUs)

A Wit which uses Galaxy hops in combination with Citra and Nelson Sauvin. The beer is also flavored with fresh passion fruit, mango, and pineapple.


Tallgrass Brewing 8-Bit (5.2%, 40 IBUs)

An American Pale Ale which uses Galaxy hops in combination with Cascade and Centennial. Notes of passion fruit and citrus.


Goodlife Brewing Sweet as Pacific Ale (6%, 18 IBUs)

Mild American Pale Ale which uses Galaxy and Pacifica hops for a smooth fruity flavor with low bitterness.


Dark Star Red Shift (5.5%)

Belgian Style Red Ale which features Galaxy hops for flavoring.


Prairie Funky Galaxy (8%)

Black Farmhouse Saison brewed with all Galaxy hops. Flavors of tropical fruit, dark malts, and earthiness.


Widmer Rotator IPA: O’Ryely IPA (6.4%, 50 IBUs)

Rye IPA brewed with Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin hops.