Golding (US)

Golding (US) hops are descended from the original East Kent Golding. In North America, they were first grown in British Columbia, and then appeared in the state of Washington in 1993 and Oregon after that. They are no longer grown commercially in Canada. They feature a subtle bitterness when used as a early addition but are predominantly used for their quintessentially ‘English’ flavor and aroma.

Golding’s use is primarily in English-style Ales, though they also see wide use in Barley Wines and Belgian Ales as well. It is low yielding, susceptible to disease and difficult to harvest, but their delicate and typical English aroma keeps the variety popular.

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Also Known As US Golding, US Goldings, Northwest Goldings
Characteristics Delicate English-style aromas, fruit, herbs
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4%-6%
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3%
Co-Humulone Composition  20%-20%
Country US
Cone Size  Small
Cone Density  Loose
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount  900-1500 kg/hectare (802-1338 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate  Moderate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability  Retains 66% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest  Moderate to difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.4-1.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition  25%-35%
Humulene Oil Composition  35%-45%
Caryophyllene Oil  13%-16%
Farnesene Oil  <1%
Substitutes East Kent Golding, Fuggle, Willamette, Savinjski Golding, Progress, Whitbread Golding
Style Guide Bitter, Pale Ale, Belgian Ale, Belgian IPA, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout, Red Ale, Irish Stout, American Pale Ale

Where to Buy Golding (US) Hops

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Great Fermentations (USA)

Yakima Valley Hops (USA)
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The Home Brew Shop (UK)
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