Origin and Description

U.S. Golding hops variety owes its roots to the U.K. Golding variety which is actually a group of various varieties in originating from south eastern England. BC (British Columbia) Golding, which is no longer being produced, existed prior to the U.S. variation of this popular English Hop. Hopunion is responsible for its introduction to the north west U.S. in 1993.

U.S. Golding has very similar qualities as its English hops siblings. It has low alpha acid rating at 4.0%-6.0% making it a hops suitable for aroma additions in the wort. It is quite common to use U.S. Golding for subtle bitterness at the beginning of the boil, but its romantic aromatic characteristics are its strong suite to the finished beer. Even though it is grown in the U.S. this variety still etches a classic English style into the brew. Its bitterness is faint, while its aroma is pleasant and fragrant. Its essential oils are balanced, lacking only in farnesene oil. This balance brings a slightly fruity yet herbal quality to the aroma.

U.S. Golding is comparable to the English varieties in its yield...very low. This along with its small light fluffy cones and susceptibility to disease and fungus makes you wonder why farmers stick to this variety. It has an enchanted nostalgia in England due its history and use, and perhaps this is the reason that it continues to win over home & commercial brewers.

Golding (U.S.) Hops Usage

Golding (U.S.) hops is aromatic qualities.
Golding (U.S.) hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.

Golding (U.S.) Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for golding (u.s.) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Golding (U.S.) Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 4%-6%Golding (U.S.) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 4 To 6 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3%Golding (U.S.) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 2 To 3 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-28%Golding (U.S.) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 20 To 28 Percent

Golding (U.S.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Golding (U.S.) Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Golding (U.S.) Hops
Golding (U.S.) Cone SizeSmallGolding (U.S.) Hop - Small Cone Size
Golding (U.S.) Cone DensityLooseGolding (U.S.) Hops - Loose Cone Density

Golding (U.S.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly to Mid SeasonGolding (U.S.) Hops - Early to Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Golding (U.S.) Hops is Low at 900 - 1500 kg/hectare
Golding (U.S.) Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Golding (U.S.) Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsGolding (U.S.) Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Poor to Moderate
StorabilityGolding (U.S.) Hops maintains 65%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CGolding (U.S.) Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestPoor to GoodGolding (U.S.) Hops - Poor to Good Pickability

Golding (U.S.) Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.4-0.8 mls/100 gramsGolding (U.S.) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.4-0.8 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition20%-35%Golding (U.S.) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 20-35 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition35%-45%Golding (U.S.) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 35-45 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition13%-20%Golding (U.S.) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 13-20 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Golding (U.S.) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Golding (U.S.) Hops Substitutes

East Kent GoldingEast Kent Golding Hops belong to the Golding Family of varieties, and is considered a premium hops that is celebrated in the U.K. and the U.S. Kent is a Region...

Common Beer Styles for Golding (U.S.) Hops

    Beer Style
    Belgian White Ale
    Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
    American Pale Ale
    Pale Ale
    Irish Stout
    Red Ale
    Belgian Style IPA
    Barley Wine

    Golding (U.S.) Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Tenaya Creek Brewery
    Belgian White Ale
    Angel City Brewing Company
    Angel City Ale
    Storm Brewing Company
    Desert Storm
    Storm Brewing Company
    Hurrican Hubert
    Islay Ales Brewing Company
    Finlaggan Ale
    McMenamins Brewing Company
    Irish Stout
    Camerons Brewery
    Pelican Brewery
    La Fleur Amere (The Bitter Flower) Belgian Style IPA
    Pelican Brewery
    Nestucca ESB