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East Kent Goldings

East Kent Goldings is the queen of English hops: floral, citric, and refined.

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Alpha Acid Range %
4.0 - 6.5
Beta Acid Range %
1.9 - 2.8
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha
20 - 25
Total Oil mL/100 g
0.4 - 0.8


Breeding/Development: England. The queen of English hops with a pedigree dating back to 1790, East Kent Golding is to British brewers what Hallertau Mittelfrüh is to their German colleagues. A premium appellation, East Kent Goldings hops can only come from Kent.

Brewing Application: Aroma. Regarded for centuries as England’s finest hop, EKG has been a spotlight flavor in the profiles of hoppy ales from the British Isles: IPA, pale ale, and bitter. It’s used at lower rates to subtle effect in Scottish and other darker, maltier ales.

Sensory: Flowery with citrus peel or citrus candy overtones and a herbaceous, spring meadow-like undercurrent. Gentle and refined, dry hopping can bring forth its citrus aspects alongside a fresh grassy note.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Middle

Yield: 1200 lbs/acre