A Dual Purpose hop


United States

aroma profile: Floral, Citrus

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.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

1-3 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    7 - 12%
  • Beta Acid
    3.5 - 5.5%
  • Co-humulone
    23 - 27%
  • Total Oil
    1 - 3 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.8 - 1% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    55 - 65% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.6 - 0.9% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    5 - 7% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    10 - 20% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    1.2 - 1.8% of total oil

7 Brewer Reviews


I am not a brewer but I am trying the Granville Island Hotel Dockside Brewing Company Cartwright Pale Ale made with Centennial hops. It is citrus, not as flowery as the Saaz, not as bitter as the Falconers Flight. A good balance.

Paul | Jun 9th, 2016

A great all-purpose hop. I use it in a SMaSH IPA and it is fantastic!

Kyle | Jan 16th, 2017

Just drinking a single hop pilsner brewed with Centennial. Really fresh and citrusy. Super drinkable :D

Gareth | May 27th, 2017

Ive used it twice in the same IPA recipe with the same decent results. Funny but I get a lot more floral and perfumy aroma and flavor than citrus or lemony. In fact the only change I made between the 2 recipes was to add 1/2 oz Lemon peal last 5 minutes of boil. And it still came out more sweet and floral than citrus or lemon

Dewayne | Jul 3rd, 2017

Bell's Two-Hearted Ale is one of my favorite beers, with a huge hop aroma and flavor but almost no bitterness. It's also 100% Centennial hops, and while I'm sure that's not the only factor in the quality of that beer, it's a cornerstone that makes me love these hops.

Andrew | Sep 20th, 2017

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