Hop: First Gold


First Gold was bred in 1995 at Wye College and is a cross between Whitebread Golding and an unknown male. First Gold is a great dual purpose: smooth, pleasant bitterness that has great aroma/flavor profile as well, allowing it to be added at anytime throughout the boil.

General Information

Profile Spicy (cinnamon, floral and citrus (orange, tangerine). Marmalade flavor.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes East Kent Golding, Styrian Golding, Willamette
Pairs with East Kent Golding
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 980 - 1500 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 80%-85% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles American/English Pale Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Porter
Resistant Powdery mildew
Tolerant Verticillium wilt
Susceptible Downy mildew


Alpha Acid 5.6 - 10.0%
Beta Acid 2.3 - 4.1%
Cohumulone 29.0 - 36.0%


Total Oil 0.7 - 1.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 24.0 - 28.0%
Humulene 20.0 - 24.0%
Caryophyllene 6.0 - 7.0%
Farnesene 2.0 - 4.0%
Linalool 0.4 - 0.6%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate
Cones Medium to large size with moderate to compact density
Maturity Medium Early
Ease of Harvest Moderately difficult

First Gold Aroma/Flavor Profile

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  • 2020-11-25 08:35:12 (Added: 2020-11-25 08:35:12)

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