A relatively new hop variety which is suitable as a general kettle hop and also for late and dry hopping in all types of beer. It has excellent aroma qualities and similar flavours to WGV hops. It produces a well balanced bitterness with a fruity, slightly spicy note in ales. Adnams of Southwold use First Gold in their "Broadside" Strong Ale. (6.7% abv).
Its typical alpha acid levels are 4.0-5.5% depending on the harvest, so you may need to adjust the amounts used in your recipe to ensure that you match the target EBU value.
First Gold is often suggested as an alternative to the "grassy lemon" flavours of Boadicea Hops as it has displays orange/citrus notes.