Alpha: 16.8% | Beta: 5.0%
More subtle in character, Ella™ (previously known as Stella) packs less of an upfront punch than her big sister Galaxy™, but is no less of a star.
Pedigree: Ella’s™ story is similar to half-sister Galaxy™; however this time the male parent hop was derived from Spalt. Born in Victoria in 2001, her star quality was notable even as a seedling, so her brewing assessment was accelerated and she was unveiled to brewers for trials in 2007.
Brewing Usage: Dual Purpose
Aroma: In lower doses, Ella™ can display floral and subtle spice notes, such as star anise, which is best appreciated in lagers or pilsners. With larger additions or when dry hopping, Ella™ imparts distinct tropical flavours which can be used to offset robust malt and yeast characters in many styles.
Typical Beer Styles: Pale Ale, IPA, pilsners, lagers
Additional Information: A high level of essential oil presents many options to brewers, who will be rewarded with enticing flavour combinations when varying doses are added to the mix.
From time to time we have various specialty hops in inventory. In an effort to build relationships, we offer contracted buyers first priority on specialty hops and a $1 per lb discount from spot pricing.
All forward contracted hops are tested for alpha, beta, HSI and a full oil profile. The test results will be provided to customers. Michigan Hop Alliance stands by the quality of our hops and will refund or replace all hops that don’t meet generally accepting brewing quality standards.
STORAGE / DELIVERY
All hops are packaged in oxygen purged, vacuum sealed bags and stored frozen until they are delivered. Shipping fees are paid by the buyer unless otherwise agreed upon. For contracted orders, a minimum of 25% of the order must be delivered per quarter. Michigan Hop Alliance will email the buyer with the remaining contracted inventory quarterly, until all hops have been delivered.
Payment is due prior to delivery. A 3% processing fee is charged for all credit card orders.
Neither party will be liable for any failure of or delay in the performance of any of its obligations under this agreement if its failure or delay is due to the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event such as, but not limited to, war, fire, bad weather, flood, strike, shortage, etc.
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