Galena was 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.
Possible substitutions include Nugget, Columbus, Zeus, Chinook, Pride of Ringwood, Eroica, Newport, Cluster, Brewers Gold
|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|