Ella is reminiscent of, yet distinctly different in character to, noble European varieties.
Ella provides a contrast to the citrus and tropical fruit characters of many modern hops. This variety grows vigorously, producing moderately large, dense cones which mature mid- to late-season, with a broad harvest window helping to ensure excellent physical and chemical quality in the final product.
Ella is an aroma hop with options and deserves experimentation. the hoppy characters and texture on the palate would provide a new twist to a pilsner or lager, while the floral features could provide a highlight in a wide range of beer styles. Offers the ideal alternative aroma range to Hallertauer hops. In beer, Ella can produce a range of flavour profiles including citrus (especially orange), lavender, bergamot oil and sage.
Aroma: Citrus, Herbal, Floral
Pedigree: Derived from Spalt and half sister to Galaxy