Ella™ (previously known as Stella) packs less of an upfront punch than her big sister Galaxy™, but is no less of a star. In lower doses, Ella™ can display floral and subtle spice notes, such as star anise, which is best appreciated in lagers or pilsners. With larger additions or when dry hopping, Ella™ imparts distinct tropical and grapefruit flavours.
El Dorado was released to the public in 2010 and quickly drew fanfare for its ability to impart beers with pungent notes of tropical fruit with hints of watermelon and stone fruit. It also packs a bittering punch with its high alpha acid content, making El Dorado an appealing dual-purpose variety for brewers of modern hop forward beers.