A Bittering hop

Galena

United States
Galena

aroma profile: Citrus, Spicy, Fruity

Developed by the USDA breeding program in Idaho in 1968 and released in 1978, Galena is a high alpha variety with increasingly popular aroma characteristics. It has moderate tolerance to downy mildew and is susceptible to powdery mildew, but has good pickability of medium size, compact cones.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include sweet fruits, pear, pineapple, blackcurrant, grapefruit, lime, gooseberry and spicy wood.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
13-15%

Beta Acid

0
15
7.5-8.5%

Total Oil

0
4
1.3-2.1 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    13 - 15%
  • Beta Acid
    7.5 - 8.5%
  • Co-humulone
    34 - 39%
  • Total Oil
    1.3 - 2.1 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.4 - 0.7% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    40 - 50% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.1 - 0.3% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    5 - 9% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    11 - 17% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.5 - 0.8% of total oil

1 Brewer Reviews

I brewed an American Blonde Ale with all late hop additions, exclusively with this as a single hop brew. It is wildly popular at my Brewpub.

Bohb | Apr 4th, 2016

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