Hop: Galena


Galena was bred in Idaho by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1968, by R. R. Romanko, being released commercially in 1978. Heritage from a female Brewer's Gold via open pollination. Galena is a result of the search for higher alpha acid hop in the United States. Highlighted as the first high alpha acid hop in bred in the United States.

General Information

Alias USDA 21182
Profile Clean, mellow bittering unless used in large quantities late in the boil. Citrus flavor. Fruity aroma.
Country United States
Substitutes Brewer's Gold, Cluster, Columbus, Newport, Nugget
Purpose Bittering
Yield 1600-2000 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 75%-85% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles English Ale, American Pale Ale, India Pale Ale
Resistant Verticillium wilt
Tolerant Downy mildew
Susceptible Powdery mildew, prunus necrotic ring-spot virus, aphid


Alpha Acid 13.0 - 15.0%
Beta Acid 7.5 - 8.5%
Cohumulone 34.0 - 39.0%


Total Oil 1.3 - 2.1 ml/100g
Myrcene 40.0 - 50.0%
Humulene 11.0 - 17.0%
Caryophyllene 5.0 - 9.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.1 - 0.3%
B-Pinene 0.4 - 0.7%
Geraniol 0.5 - 0.8%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate
Cones Medium size with compact density
Maturity Medium early
Ease of Harvest Easy
Sex Female
Leaf Color Medium to light green
Side Arm Length 20" - 40"

Galena Aroma/Flavor Profile

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  • 2020-11-21 08:25:57 (Added: 2020-11-21 08:25:57)

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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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