Origin: USA. Galena was bred in 1968 from an open pollination of an unknown male with Brewers Gold. Released in 1978, it continues to enjoy success as a multipurpose high-alpha variety.
Usage: Given its high alpha and crop yield, Galena is most often found as a classic bittering hop, in much the same vein as Nugget and its descendants. Sometimes employed as a finishing hop.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Mild to moderate, with a surprisingly pleasant tropical citrus quality. Can have a slightly “rustic” edge which belies its Brewers Gold ancestry.Average Alpha: 12.0-14.0%.
|Alpha Acid Range %||11.5 – 13.5|
|Beta Acid Range %||7.2 – 8.7|
|Co-Humulone as % of alpha||36 – 40|
|Total oils mls/100 gr.||0.9 – 1.3|