Origin and Description

Super Galena was developed in 1998 by Roger Jeske in Yakima Washington. Galena was crossed with an Open Pollinated Nugget Hops variety to produce "98001". (8001 was then crossed with USDA 19058M to produce the beloved Super Galena. The year 2000 marked the birth/discovery of this variety, and trials were ran over the next 5 years. Super Galena's release in 2006 gave the world of brewing a stronger, higher yielding, and mildew resistant form of Galena Hops.

Super Galena is very comparable to Galena Hops in character. It is a bittering hops known for its clean and crisp bitterness. Super Galene has higher levels of myrcene oil than most varieties. The end result is a mild and pleasant hoppy aroma.

Super Galena Hops is a super producer....yielding 2500-2800lbs/acre. That is near the top of all varieties. The medium ovoid cones are compact and can be harvested mid to late season. This moderately vigorous is also partly dubbed as super due to its resistance to disease and fungus which includes pwdery mildew, downy mildew, and verticillium wilt. Being new to the streets, its not that common yet in commercial beers. However, it can be found, and should be used.

Super Galena Hops Usage

Super Galena hops has bittering qualities.
Super Galena hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.

Super Galena Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for super galena hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Super Galena Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 13%-16%Super Galena Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 13 To 16 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 8%-10%Super Galena Hops Beta Acid Composition - 8 To 10 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 24%-40%Super Galena Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 24 To 40 Percent

Super Galena Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Super Galena Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Super Galena Hops
Super Galena Cone SizeMediumSuper Galena Hop - Medium Cone Size
Super Galena Cone DensityCompactSuper Galena Hops - Compact Cone Density

Super Galena Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid to Late SeasonSuper Galena Hops - Mid to Late Season Maturity
YieldYield for Super Galena Hops is High at 2500 - 2800 kg/hectare
Super Galena Hops - High Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Super Galena Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests
Resistent To:
Powdery Mildew,Downy Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,
Super Galena Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Excellent
StorabilitySuper Galena Hops maintains 78%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CSuper Galena Hops Storability - Moderate to Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodSuper Galena Hops - Good Pickability

Super Galena Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.5-2.5 mls/100 gramsSuper Galena Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.5-2.5 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition45%-60%Super Galena Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 45-60 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition19%-24%Super Galena Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 19-24 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition6%-14%Super Galena Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 6-14 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Super Galena Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Super Galena Hops Substitutes

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Common Beer Styles for Super Galena Hops

    Beer Style
    India Pale Ale
    Pale Ale
    Imperial Stout
    Imperial India Pale Ale
    American Pale Ale
    American Brown Ale
    Oatmeal Stout
    Holiday Ale
    Golden Ale

    Super Galena Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Deschutes Brewery
    Hop Trip
    Oskar Blues Cajun Grill and Brewery
    Dale's Pale Ale