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Cascade

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This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA
Noble: No
Uses: bittering or aroma
Beer styles: American ales, especially American Pale Ales
Substitutions: Centennial, Galena, Eroica, Nugget, Bullion
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 5.5-7 %
Beta Acids: 4.5-7 %
Cohumulone: 33-40 %
Myrcene: 45-60 %
Humulene: 13 %
Caryophyllene: 4.5 %
Farnesene: 6 %
Total Oil: 0.8-1.5 %
Storage

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

50 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: very high
Harvest: early


Cascade was created in the United States as an open-pollinated cross between Fuggle and Serebrianker. Its instantly recognizable grapefruit, floral aroma is characteristic of many American ales.

Cascade is also one of the easiest hop varieties to grow; it can grow well under less than ideal conditions or in short growing seasons, and unlike most varieties, if started from a good rhizome a Cascade can produce a good crop even in its first growing season.