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 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
|Beta Acid Composition
Victoria Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Victoria Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
Victoria Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Victoria Hops is High at 2314 - 3293 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Victoria Hops maintains 6%-6% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Unknown|
Victoria Hops Oil Composition
Victoria Hops Substitutes
Common Beer Styles for Victoria Hops
|India Pale Ale|
|Imperial India Pale Ale|
|Extra Pale Ale|
Victoria Hops Use in Commercial Beers
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