I think the bad tagline for this hop would incorporate something about them being “out of this world.” See, I told you it was bad.
Anyway, Galaxy hops were bred in 1994 by Hop Products Australia. This company owns a hop garden called Rostrevor in North Eastern Victoria where they were grown for the first time. It’s now grown in both Victoria and Tasmania.
It is a cross between an Australian female and a male Perle hop. Here are the stats for Galaxy hops:
Aroma/Flavor: Pleasant, Citrus, Passionfruit
Alpha Acid: 13.0 – 14.8%
Typical Usage: Mostly bittering, although noted as a dual purpose. Could be used as flavoring hop as well.
Beer Styles: I didn’t see any clear indications in my research about beer styles. My opinion is that they would do well in American Pales and IPAs.