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First Gold

First Gold is a terrifically versatile aroma hop, perfect for more modern beer styles. It is a unique Goldings type hop and is also available as a fully certified organic hop variety.

Flavour and Aroma

It has a wonderful tangerine, sweet orangey citrus aroma and slender spicy notes. Its flavours are of marmalade, geranium, magnolia, sweet and floral.


Orange, marmalade, spicy.

Bittering Characteristics

First Gold has refreshing, sharp and crisp bittering characteristics.

Flavour Intensity

6 /10


First Gold is the world’s first Hedgerow Hop released in 1996 by Horticulture Research International (HRI) at Wye College in the UK. It is a cross of hedgerow male and WGV (Whitbread Goldings Variety), is wilt tolerant, resistant to strains of powdery mildew but susceptible to downy mildew. It has good storage stability.

Organic Status

Available as organic and conventionally grown hops

Hop Analysis

  • Alpha acid 6.5-10%
  • Beta acid 3-4.5%
  • Co-Humulone 32-35%
  • Total Oils 0.7-1.7%
  • Myrcene 30-38%
  • Humulene 20%
  • Farnesene 1.5-3%