7% Avg. Alpha. 2006 crop. First Gold is one of England's new dwarf hop varieties, a cross-pollination of Whitbread Golding and a dwarf hop plant. With a higher alpha acid than its cousins this hop is versatile for bittering but has the good clean aroma and flavor desirable in many hoppy ales. Imparts a pleasant citrus/apricot nose that is outstanding in ESB's, IPA's, or fruit beers. Organically grown in Great Britain. A good substitute for Kent Golding or Crystal.