Galaxy hops are one of the more popular ones with home brewers and apparently it’s the most popular hop to come from Australia. It’s flavor is strong tropical fruit and citrus. I always associate Galaxy with a strong peach flavor.
With its high hop oil concentration, it works well as a dual-purpose hop, whether as a bittering or flavor/aroma addition to the beer.
This recipe is a single-hop APA using Pilsner and Vienna malts, and a touch of Munich for added color. It produces a nice sweetness balanced and not an overpowering backbone for the bold hop character. It intentionally doesn’t use any dry-hop additions as prefer a more balanced hop flavor without grassy notes. The yeast choice is WLP013, as this ferments it to a nice round body with noticeable esters but nothing crazy.
American-Style Pale Ale
- Volume 25 l
- OG 1.05
- FG 1.015
- IBU 35
- ABV 4.59 %
2.5 kgBarke Pilsner MaltGermany Weyermann
2.5 kgViennaNetherlands The Swaen
0.53 kgBarke Munich MaltGermany Weyermann
15 gGalaxy | First Wort 60minAustralia
25 gGalaxy | Boil 10minAustralia
25 gGalaxy | Boil 5minAustralia
15 gGalaxy | Whirlpool 20minAustralia
1 pkgWLP013 London Ale YeastWhite Labs
Medium amber with a little haze. Moderate creamy head that lasts a while
Tropical fruit, peach and subtle breadiness from the malt
Mild bitterness up front, followed by citrus and tropical notes. Slight malt character and noticeable esters
Medium body with moderate carbonation, finishes with a citrus bitterness
A nice single hop beer. Balanced on the palate and does a good job showcasing Galaxy, but without grassy hop character. For a bigger hop punch, one could add some dry hopping