Hop Name: First Gold

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:6.5 - 10.0%
Beta Range:6.5 - 10.0%
Cohumulone Range:32.0 - 35.0%
Humulene Range:20.0 - 20.0%
Myrcene Range:30.0 - 38.0%
Farnesene Range:1.0 - 3.0%
Caryophyllene Range:6.0 - 6%
Total Oil Range:0.7 - 1.7 mL/100g
First Gold is a Golding variety, having been bred from Whitbread Golding and a dwarf variety. First Gold has the distinction of being England’s first hedgerow hop. Despite its lower yield and susceptibility to downy mildew, it has excellent storage stability combined with an out-of-this-world aroma and flavor. It has proven itself to be quite versatile, as it can be added at any point in the brewing process, and even used for dry hopping. It has an impressive list of brews in which it is employed, more popular in England, but its popularity is grown elsewhere as well. Excellent dual-use hop with a tangerine-sweet orange aroma with a bit of cinnamon. Its flavor is considered very floral and fruity, like maramalade and magnolia. From Wheat to Celtic and Summer Ales to ESBs and Porter, with IPAs and Imperials thrown in, First Gold is both the aroma and/or the bittering choice for many breweries.

Commonly used in:
Origin: UK
Storage: N/A
Slightly spicy, but smooth, with tangerine, orange marmalade, magnolia and floral flavors

Possible Substitutions:
East Kent Golding  Crystal