Origin and Description
Cascade Hops aroma and flavor is best summed up, as simply, American Pale Ale. There is also New Zealand as well as Argentinean Cascade. This particular hops variety took life in 1972 and has certainly won some hearts in the brewing industry. Bread by the U.S.D.A in Oregon, Cascade Hops can be found overwhelmingly in a number of commercial U.S. beers.
Cascade hops contains moderate alpha acid content ranging from 4.5% to 7%. Its real strength in brewing is in the aroma, as it was the premier aroma hop developed in the U.S. This mettlesome grower bears a verdant, botanic bouquet. It carries some spicyness to it as well. The aroma of Cascade also comes with citrus, sometimes compared to grapefruit. This no doubt comes from the higher levels of myrcene. Farnesene also registers fairly high in Cascade, which is used in the perfume and food industry.
Cascade is fairly resistance to disease and fungus, but its inability to store well, makes it lose some hops points. Its parents include Fuggle and Serebrianker, which is a Russian Variety. Cascade is one of the most accessible and ritual hops (in the U.S.) for making homebrews and commercial beers, and rhizomes are readily available as well.
Cascade (U.S.) Hops Usage
Cascade (U.S.) hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
Cascade (U.S.) Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for cascade (u.s.) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Cascade (U.S.) Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||4.5%-7%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.5%-7%|
Cascade (U.S.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Cascade (U.S.) Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Cascade (U.S.) Cone Size||Medium|
|Cascade (U.S.) Cone Density||Compact|
Cascade (U.S.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Cascade (U.S.) Hops is Low to Moderate at 1600 - 2000 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Cascade (U.S.) Hops maintains 48%-52% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Cascade (U.S.) Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.7-1.5 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||45%-60%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||8%-16%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||3.5%-5.5%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||4%-8%|
Cascade (U.S.) Hops Substitutes
|Centennial||Centennial Hops is a celebration of the gods in a medium compact cone form. Named after the Washington State festival sharing the same name, this variety was a...|
|AMARILLO®||Amarillo hops originated in the U.S. and brings a relatively high alpha acid kick to the table ranging from 9% to 11%. This particular variety is packed with c...|
Columbus Hops is one of the Three C's, including Centennial and Cascade. This variety also has other names including CTZ, which stands for Columbus, Tomahaw...
Common Beer Styles for Cascade (U.S.) Hops
|India Pale Ale|
|American Pale Ale|