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 has aromatic and bittering qualities.
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%Cascade (U.S.) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 4.5 To 7 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 4.5%-7%Cascade (U.S.) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 4.5 To 7 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 33%-40%Cascade (U.S.) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 33 To 40 Percent

Cascade (U.S.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Cascade (U.S.) Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Cascade (U.S.) Hops
Cascade (U.S.) Cone SizeMediumCascade (U.S.) Hop - Medium Cone Size
Cascade (U.S.) Cone DensityCompactCascade (U.S.) Hops - Compact Cone Density

Cascade (U.S.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid SeasonCascade (U.S.) Hops - Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Cascade (U.S.) Hops is Low to Moderate at 1600 - 2000 kg/hectare
Cascade (U.S.) Hops - Low to Moderate Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Cascade (U.S.) Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsCascade (U.S.) Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilityCascade (U.S.) Hops maintains 48%-52% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CCascade (U.S.) Hops Storability - Poor
Ease of HarvestGoodCascade (U.S.) Hops - Good Pickability

Cascade (U.S.) Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.7-1.5 mls/100 gramsCascade (U.S.) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.7-1.5 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition45%-60%Cascade (U.S.) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 45-60 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition8%-16%Cascade (U.S.) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 8-16 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition3.5%-5.5%Cascade (U.S.) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 3.5-5.5 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition4%-8%Cascade (U.S.) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 4-8 Percent

Cascade (U.S.) Hops Substitutes

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Common Beer Styles for Cascade (U.S.) Hops

    Beer Style
    Pale Ale
    Strong Ale
    India Pale Ale
    American Pale Ale
    Blonde Ale
    Barley Wine
    American Hefewizen
    Fruit Wheat
    Amber Ale
    Red Ale
    Golden Ale

    Cascade (U.S.) Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Sierra Nevada
    Pale Ale
    Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
    Skookum Creek Strong Ale
    Bear Republic Brewing Company
    Racer 5 India Pale Ale
    Kettle House Brewing Company
    Double Haul IPA
    Kettle House Brewing Company
    Eddy Out Pale Ale
    Brown's Brewing Company
    India Pale Ale
    Brown's Brewing Company
    Pale Ale
    Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
    American Pale Ale
    Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
    Blonde Ale
    Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
    Old Marley Barley Wine
    The Great Northern Brewing Company
    The Great Northern Brewing Company
    Going to the Sun IPA
    Deschutes Brewery
    Mirror Pond Ale
    Ithaca Beer Company
    Apricot Wheat
    El Toro Brewing Company
    Poppy Jasper Amber Ale
    Green Flash Brewing Company
    West Coast IPA
    Green Flash Brewing Company
    Extra Pale Ale
    Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
    Cascade Amber Ale
    Anacortes Brewery
    Independence Brewing Company
    Austin Amber Ale
    Mendocino Brewing Company
    Eye of the Hawk
    Montana Brewing Company
    Harvest Pale Ale
    New Belgium Brewing Company
    Mighty Arrow Pale Ale
    Pizza Port Brewing Company
    Sharkbite Red
    Lafayette Brewing Company
    Prophet's Rock Pale Ale
    Cooperstown Brewing
    Old Slugger
    Michigan Brewing Company
    High Seas India Pale Ale