The most well known American hop. Cascade hops are flowery & citrusy with a grapefruit note.
Open pollination of a Fuggle seedling, itself derived from crosses between Fuggle and the Russian hop Serebrianker.
Yield 1600 - 2200 kg./ha or 1430 - 1960 lb./ac.
Growth Habit Good to excellent
Disease/Pest Susceptibility Not seriously affected by Prunus necrotic ring-spot virus. Good crown and cone resistance to downy mildew, partly tolerant to Verticillium wilt. Prone to insects, especially Aphids.
Cone-Structure Compact, medium sized, slightly square-shaped
Lupulin Moderate amount, yellow color; develops compact balls of Luplin in the cone; unique to Cascade
Aroma Flowery and citrusy. Can have a grapefruit note.
Alpha Acid 4.5 - 7.0% w/w
Beta Acid 4.5 - 7.0% w/w
Cohumulone 33 - 40% of alpha acids
Storageability 48 - 52% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C
Total Oil 0.8 - 1.5 mls/100 grams
Myrcene 45 - 60% of whole oil
Humulene 10 - 16% of whole oil
Carophyllene 3 - 6% of whole oil
Farnesene 4 - 8 % of whole oil
General Trade Perception
Aroma variety with well-balanced bittering potential. It is the most popular hop with the craftbrewing industry. Good for dry hopping.
Centennial, Amarillo, to a lesser extent, Columbus
Typical Beer Styles
American-Style Ales, especially Pale Ale, IPA, Porter, Barley wines; Can also be used in Witbier.
Released in 1972 and well-established in US industry. The first commercially accepted American-bred aroma hop.