Bred in 1974 and released by Washington State University in 1990, Centennial is an aroma-type cultivar that has found favor as one of the most popular varieties in craft brewing. It is often referred to as a super-Cascade (containing nearly double the alpha content) and can be used for bittering purposes. Centennial is a diploid cross between Brewer's Gold and a USDA male.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include lemon and floral.
Alpha Acid7 - 12%
Beta Acid3.5 - 5.5%
Co-humulone23 - 27%
Total Oil1 - 3 mL/100g
B-Pinene0.8 - 1% of total oil
Myrcene55 - 65% of total oil
Linalool0.6 - 0.9% of total oil
Caryophyllene5 - 7% of total oil
Farnesene< 1.0% of total oil
Humulene10 - 20% of total oil
Geraniol1.2 - 1.8% of total oil
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