Pioneered in the 1950’s by Jack Horner and his team at Oregon State University, Cascade has since gone on to become one of the most popular American hops of all time. Released in 1972, Cascade now represents around 10% of all hops grown in the US. It features an excellent vigor and yield and when brewed exudes a distinct spicy citrus aroma with hints of grapefruit. Well suited to just about any ale and lager, its use is particularly popular in American Pale Ales.
Characteristics: Floral, with elements of citrus and notes of grapefruit
Purpose: Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition: 4.5%-8.9%
Beta Acid Composition: 3.6%-7.5%