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A high-alpha American variety with great bittering power, pleasant aroma, and lots of character.

Alpha Acid Range %
11.5 - 13.5
Beta Acid Range %
7.2 - 8.7
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha
36 - 40
Total Oil mL/100 g


Breeding/Development: 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.

Brewing Application: 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. As a finishing hop, it is sought after for its clean, citrus character.

Sensory: Mild to moderate, with a surprisingly pleasant tropical citrus quality. Later additions may add black currant notes. It can have a slightly “rustic” edge which belies its Brewers Gold ancestry.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Medium

Yield: 1800 – 2000 lbs/acre