Created in the early 1970s, Cascade is believed to be a cross between the English Fuggle and a Russian variety, Serebrianka. It was named after the mountains Cascade which cross the states of Washington, Oregon, California and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
The Cascade is rapidly gaining popularity, thanks to its powerful citrus and grapefruit aromas, which lend themselves perfectly to the Pale Ale style. The first beer to be marketed with these hops was Anchor Brewing Company's American Pale Ale in 1975
Characteristics: Flowers, Citrus fruit, Spices
Usage: Pale Ale, Amber, IPA, Barleywine, etc.
- Alpha: 4.5 to 9%.
- Beta: 3.5 to 8%.
- Cohumulone: 30 to 40%.
Cumulative oils: 1 to 2ml/100g
Possible substitutes: Centennial, Columbus (for bitterness), Amarillo (for flavour)
Type of hop: Aromatic Form: Pellets