Galaxy®, a unique Australian breed of hops, has the distinction of having the highest percentages of essential oils known in the industry, ranging from 3.0–5.0%. It has an alpha acid content from 11-16%. It has an amazing citrus, peach and passionfruit aroma, especially as a late addition. The flavor is often quite intense upon production, which mellows as it matures. Galaxy® enjoyed her first commercial production in 2009 after nine years of testing, and quickly became very popular. She was taken up by many craft breweries and by amateur brewers as well. With a cohumulone content of 32-42%, it settles nicely due to 5-7% beta acids.