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13.8% Alpha Acids • Domestic • Dual Purpose Hop
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.
Used For: Often used as a late addition for intense citrus and tropical flavors. American ales, stouts and lagers. Suitable for all beer styles.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include sweet fruits, pear, pineapple, blackcurrant, grapefruit, lime, gooseberry and spicy wood.
Substitutes: Brewer's Gold, Columbus, Nugget