Opal

Developed by the Hull Hops Research Institute in Germany, Opal hops feature a clean aroma and flavor profile of spice and citrus with a hint of sweetness. It was released to the brewing world in 2004 and is considered useful for both aroma and bittering. Want this hop? Browse our recommended stockists below. Also Known As Characteristics  Flavors of spice …

Cobb

Cobb, also known as Cobb’s Golding, is a product of Canterbury Whitebine. Introduced in 1881 by Mr. John Cobb, it is among the varieties known as Goldings. A high-yielding aroma hop, it bears a classic English flavor and is lightly hoppy. In the past, it was in demand for copper and dry hopping in traditional English ales though its production …

East Kent Golding

East Kent Golding is often thought of as the ultimate English hop. Grown exclusively in Kent, England and descended from Canterbury Whitebine, it is a centuries old variety. Despite claims to the contrary, it is identical to Canterbury Golding. The two names have been used interchangeably for some time. Canterbury is a town in East Kent and the hop was …

First Gold

First Gold is a Golding variety, bred from Whitbread Golding and a dwarf variety at Wye College in England. It was released in 1996 and has the distinction of being England’s first hedgerow hop. For brewers, it is useful in just about any style. Exceptionally versatile, First Gold can be added at any point in the boil in addition to …

Hallertauer Gold

A varietal of the German Institute for Hop Research in Huell, Germany, Hallertauer Gold is a descendant of Hallertau Mittelfrüher and is often marketed under various, similar names. Developed in the mid-1970s, it was released to the public in the late 1980s. A lot of commercially sold Hallertau is usually Hallertauer Gold or Hallertauer Gold combined with Hallertau Mittelfrüher. Its …

British Columbia Golding

British Columbia Golding is produced, as one might expect, in Canada. Before the hops industry was fully established in the Pacific Northwest, BC Golding was the only North American-grown Golding. Its alphas are low so it’s bittering capacity is mild at best while it puts forward an earthy aroma profile and flavors of smooth, rounded spice. BC Golding makes a …