Hop: Bitter Gold


Bitter Gold was released in 1999 and has lineage linked to Brewer's Gold, Bullion, Comet and Fuggle. Higher alpha acids than any of its parents as well as when compared to Galena or Nugget, which are considered close substitutes.

Mild profile when used as a bittering addition but shines in later additions, delivering stone and tropic fruit flavors.

General Information

Profile Strong flavors of stone fruit, watermelon and pear 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


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


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%
Other 13.1 - 36.8%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Middle to late

Bitter Gold Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2024-03-30 11:49:59 (Added: 2021-10-28 09:00:58)

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