Bitter Gold

Quite versatile and can be used as a bittering or flavour addition imparting strong flavours. Has no notable aroma


Features an alpha-acid percentage higher than any of its parents and as high as Galena or Nugget, to which it is often compared. Released for production in 1999. Main growing country is the USA.

Pedigree: Super-alpha variety Bitter Gold’s heritage comes from varieties Bullion, Brewer’s Gold, Comet and Fuggle.
Aroma: Pine, Grapefruit, floral
Typical beer styles: Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Bitter, India Pale Ale

Brewing values
Brewing Usage Bittering
Alpha Acid 12 - 15%
Beta Acid 4 - 6%
Co-humulone 30 - 45%
Total Oil 1 - 2.5 mL/100g

Possible substitutions