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 dry hopping. It features a sweet tangerine and orange aroma with a trace of cinnamon. Its flavor is considered floral and fruity, like marmalade and magnolia.
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|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Tangerine, orange, cinnamon aroma, marmalade flavors|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||5.6%-9.3%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2.3%-4.1%|
|Cone Size||Medium to large|
|Cone Density||Moderate to compact|
|Yield Amount||1100-1700 kg/hectare (980-1500 lbs/acre)|
|Resistant to||Resistant to powdery mildew and verticillium wilt|
|Susceptible to||Susceptible to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 80%-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest||Difficult|
|Total Oil Composition||0.7-1.5 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||24%-28%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||20%-24%|
|Substitutes||Willamette, East Kent Golding, Styrian Golding|
|Style Guide||Porter, English Bitter, Wheat Beer, Celtic Ale, Summer Ale, Amber Ale, Dark Amber Ale, India Pale Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale|
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