A Dual Purpose hop

Bitter Gold

United States
Bitter Gold

aroma profile: Grassy, Stone Fruit, Tropical Fruit

Released in 1999, Bitter Gold is a high alpha variety with excellent aroma capabilities. Its lineage includes Brewer's Gold, Bullion, Comet and Fuggle. Bitter Gold offers limited aroma when used as a bittering hop but delivers diverse stone and tropical fruit flavors in later additions.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include pear, watermelon, stone fruit and fresh cut grass.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
12-14.5%

Beta Acid

0
15
4.5-6%

Total Oil

0
4
1-2 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    12 - 14.5%
  • Beta Acid
    4.5 - 6%
  • Co-humulone
    36 - 41%
  • Total Oil
    1 - 2 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.6 - 0.9% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    45 - 55% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.4 - 0.7% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    7 - 11% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    10 - 18% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.1 - 0.1% of total oil

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