Astra™ AU Hops


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Bag Size: 100 gm
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.


  • Type 90 Hop Pellets

Pack Sizes:

  • 100g
  • 250g (SAVE 10% OFF 100g Price)
  • 500g (SAVE 15% OFF 100g Price)
  • 1Kg (SAVE 20% OFF 100g Price)
  • 5Kg (SAVE 30% OFF 100g Price)

Brewing Values

  • Harvest: 2023 Alpha Acids: 7.7% Lot: 601 Batch: P-23-D-01


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.
  • White Wine
  • Sweet Tropical Fruits
  • Candied Orange
  • Passion Fruit

Astra Hop

Beer Styles:

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


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


Genetic Origin: Ellerslie breeding program
Yield (kg/ha): 2100-2600 
Main Growing Country: Australia 


Alpha-Acid %: 7 - 10 
Beta-Acid %: 4 - 6 
Co-Humulone % rel.: 26 - 28 


Total Oils (ml/100g): 1-3
Humulone & Adhumulone: 6 - 8
Cohumulone: 2.3 - 2.5 

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

Craft Beer Examples:

Brewers and Craft Drinkers notes:

"This particular hop offers candied floral and fruity tones, complimenting 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