Ella is a dual purpose hop that has an alpha acid range from 13.3 to 16.3% and a beta acid range of 4.8-7.8%. It was formerly known as Stella.
This hop has high levels of oils meaning it can significantly change character dependent upon how you use it. It has a smooth bitterness or can be added late in the boil for floral and star anise tones in the flavor and aroma with strong tropical and grapefruit undertones.
The spicy, floral and star anise really shine when used in low quantities, but when increasing this or using this hop as a dry hop, it will hold its own with robust malt and will shine through with its tropical and grapefruit notes.
It is a great choice for use in Lagers, Pilsners, Pale Ales, and Stouts.