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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer, Centennial or Cascade?
Cascade 38 37.62%
Centennial 63 62.38%
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:45 PM   #11
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give me cascade any day of the year. cents are too floral for me, this is coming from someone right next to bells which uses almost exclusively centenial in all their brews. like drinking beer from a perfume bottle.

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Old 03-01-2009, 09:50 PM   #12
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give me cascade any day of the year. cents are too floral for me, this is coming from someone right next to bells which uses almost exclusively centenial in all their brews. like drinking beer from a perfume bottle.
This is my perspective, I suppose. It's like grapefruit compared to orange blossom, or something like that.

Again though, not suggesting there's any right or wrong answer.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:17 PM   #13
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I LOVE CENTENNIAL. Dry hopping with it makes me a happy person!!

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Old 03-01-2009, 11:21 PM   #14
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I would so rather have centennial. I always have a pound at a time in the freezer.

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Old 03-02-2009, 10:58 AM   #15
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Honestly, I think both are at their best when used together.
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I usually use them together, but if I had to chose one it would probably be Centennial because I need less of it for bitterness, saving wort in high IBU beers.

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:10 PM   #16
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Centennial, it's just a little less tired than Cascade. Drinking the Cascaded-Bud American Ale, not a bad beer but the hop flavor just tasted cliche.

For that kind of "American" hop profile, though, I'll go with Amarillo all day long - either by itself or with one of these two.

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Drinking the Cascaded-Bud American Ale, not a bad beer but the hop flavor just tasted cliche.
What hop flavor?
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:24 AM   #18
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I prefer Cascade for many of my recipes. Centennial tastes too floral for me.
Amarillo has been growing on me as well.

For me, I guess it depends on the brew currently in the kettle.

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60/40 split in favor of Centennial. As a Cascader, I can accept that.

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:01 PM   #20
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They both have their applications. But I will tell you this. When I brew a batch with cascade I always wonder what it would be like with centennial. That doesn't happen the other way around.

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