Golding (American)

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA (originally England)
Noble: No
Uses: bittering or aroma
Beer styles: American ales, especially American Pale Ales
Substitutions: East Kent Golding
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 4-5 %
Beta Acids: 2-3 %
Cohumulone: 20-25 %
Myrcene: 25-35 %
Humulene: 35-45 %
Caryophyllene: 10-15 %
Farnesene: 1 %
Total Oil: 0.5-1 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

65-80 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: low
Harvest: varies

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

Golding hops grown in the United States are generally considered inferior to English-grown varieties. Most American Golding plantings are derived from Canterbury Golding.