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An Aroma hop


United States

aroma profile: Floral, Citrus, Spicy

Originating from the USDA-ARA breeding program, Cascade is an aroma-type cultivar bred in 1956 and released in 1972. It was developed by open pollination of a Fuggle seedling. Cascade is the most popular variety in craft brewing and is known for having a unique floral, spicy and citrus character with balanced bittering potential.

Aroma: Medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

0.8-2.5 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    5.5 - 9%
  • Beta Acid
    6 - 7.5%
  • Co-humulone
    30 - 35%
  • Total Oil
    0.8 - 2.5 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.5 - 0.8% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    45 - 60% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.3 - 0.6% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    5 - 9% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    6 - 9% of total oil
  • Humulene
    14 - 20% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.2 - 0.2% of total oil

4 Brewer Reviews

One of the most recognizable flavors in the industry, the medium flower and grapefruit charachteristics are sure to make your american style ales stand out, even by itself. Great when paired with other american "C" hops (Chinook, Centennial, Citra..) It's a good choice for Dry-Hopping too.

Matt | Mar 1st, 2016

Always, for American style I work with this hop.

Roberto | Jul 15th, 2016

Grows well in So. Cal. Goes in anytime during the boil, but favor it for flavor and aroma. Will use for dry hop for all pales. Use with Chinook and will bitter with Warrior or Nugget.

Johnny | Jul 26th, 2016

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