First Gold: bred at Wye College in 1995, First Gold is a cross between WGV (Whitbread Golding Variety) and a dwarf male. It features many of the flavor characteristics of WGV and has found favor in both general kettle and late or dry hopping applications.
Aroma: specific aroma descriptors include smooth, with tangerine, orange marmalade, apricot, geranium and magnolia.
Style Guide: English Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale, Bitter, Special Bitter, Porter, Wheat Beer, Celtic Ale, Summer Ale, Amber Ale, Dark Amber Ale.
Substitutes: WGV, Willamette, Styrian Golding, East Kent Golding.
Alpha Acid: 5,6 – 9,3%,
Beta Acid: 2,3 – 4,1%,
Co-Humulone: 32 – 34%,
Total Oil: 0,7 – 1,5 ml/100 g,
Myrcene Oil: 24 – 27%,
Caryophyllene Oil: 6 – 7%,
Farnesene Oil 2 - 4 %,
Humulene Oil: 20 - 24%.
The exact alpha acid content is indicated on every package.
Hops are packed by producers in hermetic bags which preserv aroma and bitterness of hops for at least 3 years from packaking date. "Best before" date is indicated on each bag.
Storage conditions: cold, dry place - not higher than 5°C.