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.
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.
Alpha Acid Range %: 11.5 – 13.5
Beta Acid Range %: 7.2 – 8.7
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 36 – 40
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 0.9 – 1.3