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)
Ease 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, Progress, Whitbread Golding
Style Guide Bitter, Pale Ale, Belgian Ale, Belgian IPA, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout, Red Ale, Irish Stout, American Pale Ale

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