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Hop: Bitter Gold

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Description

Bitter Gold was released in 1999 and has lineage linked to Brewers Gold, Bullion, Comet and Fuggle.

General Information

Profile Strong flavors of stone fruit, watermelon and pair but has no notable aroma profile. Different sources say the hop has aroma capabilities: fruity, floral, grapefruit, pine, and more.
Country United States
Substitutes Galena, Nugget
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Storage Retains 56% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles IPA, Pilsner, Lager

Acids

Alpha Acid 12.0 - 18.8%
Beta Acid 4.0 - 8.0%
Cohumulone 30.0 - 45.0%

Oils

Total Oil 1.0 - 2.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 45.0 - 55.0%
Humulene 10.0 - 18.0%
Caryophyllene 7.0 - 11.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.4 - 0.7%
B-Pinene 0.6 - 0.9%
Geraniol 0.1 - 0.3%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Middle to late

Aroma/Flavor Profile

Last Updated
  • 2020-05-07 18:27:36
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Did you know?
  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
Explanations
  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
  • Oil composition percetages are based on the total percentage of oil in the hop. Example: 10 - 20% means that for the specific oil it is 10 - 20% of the overall oil make up.
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