Yeah, don't get me wrong, I love cascade just as much as the next guy. I just wanted something with a slightly lower IBU to make it more like a true blonde ale and hallertau seemed like the obvious choice. Also, I plan to serve it up at a party with some non-beer aficionados and this seemed like a good compromise. I'll probably brew it with Cascade someday soon. Or I'll load up on cascade and maybe some centennial and make me a citrus/grapefruit hop bomb IPA.