Origin and Description

Victoria Hops was named after its place of origin which is the Rostrevor Breeding Garden Victoria, in Australia. The early 1990's mark the introduction of the Victoria Hops variety, which is only grown around the area at this point. Victoria Hops shares the same mother and birth place as Galaxy Hops which has comparable characteristics. This mother is simply labeled as J78, and her pedigree is unknown.

Victoria Hops is a dual use hops with a high alpha acid content ranging from 11.5%-14.8%. Its really not that common of a variety, and is difficult to find in commercial beers. The co-humulone is high in Victoria Hops at 38%-45%. Myrcene is the only oil to be outside of moderate range is fairly high at 30%-45%. Myrcene itself gives a fruity fragrance that is mixed with woody, and herbal peppery tones.

Victoria Hops is a whopper on the yield side, perhaps only under its sister Galaxy Hops. Victoria Hops can yield up to 3293 lbs/acre...wow. It lives in the disease free continent of Australia, and has not been marked with susceptibility or tolerance for disease including wilt and mildew. Galaxy makes a great replacement in your beer if you are unable to find the mighty Victoria on shelves or from vendors.

Victoria Hops Usage

Victoria hops has aromatic and bittering qualities.
Victoria hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.

Victoria Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for victoria hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Victoria Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 11.5%-14.8%Victoria Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 11.5 To 14.8 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 5.8%-7.5%Victoria Hops Beta Acid Composition - 5.8 To 7.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 38%-41%Victoria Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 38 To 41 Percent

Victoria Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Victoria Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Victoria Hops

Victoria Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

YieldYield for Victoria Hops is High at 2314 - 3293 kg/hectare
Victoria Hops - High Crop Yields
Growth RateUnknown
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsVictoria Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilityVictoria Hops maintains 6%-6% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CUnknown
Ease of HarvestUnknownUnknown

Victoria Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.2-2.6 mls/100 gramsVictoria Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.2-2.6 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition30%-45%Victoria Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 30-45 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition14%-16%Victoria Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 14-16 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition9%-11%Victoria Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 9-11 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Victoria Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Victoria Hops Substitutes


Common Beer Styles for Victoria Hops

    Beer Style
    Pale Ale
    India Pale Ale
    Red Ale
    Barley Wine
    Imperial India Pale Ale
    Extra Pale Ale
    Golden Ale

    Victoria Hops Use in Commercial Beers

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