Hop Type: Dual-Purpose
Origin: United States
Alpha Acid: 4.5 - 7.0%
Similar Varieties: Centennial, CTZ
Common Styles: American style Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Blond Ale, Wheat Ale
The granddaddy of American craft brewing hops, Cascade was bred in 1956 through a USDA program and first released in 1972. Its ancestry includes English Fuggle and Russian Serebrianka. Today it is the most widely-grown American aroma hop. The flavor and aroma are famously citrus-like (particularly ruby red grapefruit) with prominent floral tones. The classic finishing hop for pretty much any American craft style.