UK Hops

First Gold

First Gold is a dwarf hop first bred at Wye College, released in 1996 by Horticulture Research International (HRI). A great dual purpose hop, First Gold is suitable both as a general kettle hop and also for late and dry hopping in all types of beer.

Suitable for

English Ale, Porter, Fruit Beer, Saison, Blonde Ale

Aroma Profile

Orange, Spicy, Fruity, Marmalade

Alpha Acid
6-9%
Storage

Stored at 0-2 °C


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First Gold is a dwarf hop first bred at Wye College, released in 1996 by Horticulture Research International (HRI) after extensive farm trials in 1995. It is a cross of hedgerow male and WGV (Whitbread Golding Variety) and is wilt tolerant and has good storage stability.

First Gold has a very attractive and distinct aroma with orange, spicy, fruity and marmalade notes, which some liken to Goldings but with a higher Alpha content. You can also sometimes get sweet aromas of geranium and magnolia, making this is floral hop variety as well as mightily bold with fruit.

A great dual purpose hop, First Gold is suitable both as a general kettle hop and also for late and dry hopping in all types of beer. Much of the flavour of WGV seems to have been retained but with an added extra citrus quality, which means First Gold produces a well-balanced bitterness and a fruity and slightly spicy note in ales.

Aroma Profile Orange, Spicy, Fruity, Marmalade
Alpha Acid 6-9%
Beta Acid 3-4.1%
Flavour Intensity (Out of 10) 6
Yield (Out of 10) 7
Disease Tolerance (Out of 10) 7
Total Oil Composition 0.7-1.1ml/100g
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