Ella is a half sister to Galaxy and was first launched in 2007 under the name Stella.
It is a very interesting hops since it is said to give a different character depending on how it is used.
Ella has a very high content of essential oils that guarantees sharp flavor aroma. When used in normal amounts in boiling, it gives strong flowery and spicy aromas / flavors, such as notes of star anise. When used in larger quantities or as dry hops, it gives a distinctive aroma / flavor of tropical fruit.
Typical alpha acid: 13-16 %.
Correct alpha value is printed on the label.