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.
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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.
Sweet Tropical Fruits
Astra™ has moderate alpha and high oil content making it a versatile hop for many brewing styles including:
American Pale Ale
Early & Late Additions - Mash, Wort, Kettle
Dry Hopping - Secondary fermentation
Genetic Origin:Ellerslie breeding program Yield (kg/ha):2100-2600 Main Growing Country: Australia
"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 https://craftypint.com/beer/4948/stomping-ground-astra-man-fresh-hop-pale-ale
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Review by Owen on 23 Aug 2017review stating Customer review
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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Review by Mark K. on 15 Feb 2019review stating Astra Hops
Used this hop for the first time mixed with Cascade hops... Pale and Vienna malts mixed and mostly late additions with the Astra... Bloody cracker of a brew, thx Guys 🍻🍻👍
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