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 has been curtailed now due to a susceptibility to wilt and mildew. It is known for its exquisite and delicate aroma.


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Also Known As Cobb’s Golding
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.4%-6.7%
Beta Acid Composition 1.9%-2.8%
Co-Humulone Composition 26%-32%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 1500-2000 kg/hectare (1330-1780 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to
Susceptible to Sensitive to wilt, susceptible to downy mildew and powdery mildews
Storability Retains 46% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Moderate to difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.8-1.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition
Humulene Oil Composition
Caryophyllene Oil
Farnesene Oil
Substitutes East Kent Golding, Early Bird
Style Guide India Pale Ale, English Ales

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