Hop Name: Galena

Common Usage: Bittering

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:12.0 - 14.0%
Beta Range:12.0 - 14.0%
Cohumulone Range:37.0 - 42.0%
Humulene Range:10.0 - 13.0%
Myrcene Range:55.0 - 60.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:4.0 - 6%
Total Oil Range:0.9 - 1.2 mL/100g
Galena has edged out California Cluster as the most widely used bittering hops variety in the U.S. and is an excellent dual-use hop. It is thought to have ousted Cluster because brewers tend to like Galena’s fruitier aroma over Cluster’s reputed “cattiness". Super Galena was created to address these concerns. Galena itself though has very good storage stability and its flavor really kicks with clean and very agreeable notes of citrus. Some brewers have noted that when home brewing, Galena is better when boiled in smaller quantities.

Commonly used in:
English-style Ale
Origin: US
Storage: ~79% alpha remaining after 6 months
Spicy, blackcurrant and citrus (grapefruit) tones

Possible Substitutions:
Brewer's Gold (US)  Chinook  Cluster  Eroica  Newport  Nugget  Brewer's Gold  Columbus  Bitter Gold  Bullion  Chelan  Comet  Northern Brewer (US)  Northern Brewer (DE)  Pacific Gem  Aquila  Banner  Canterbury Golding  Saxon  Yeoman