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Hop Description

Described by the USDA as having a “Wild American aroma that is objectionable to some brewers,” this high-alpha hop was replaced by super-alpha varieties in the 1980s. It’s making a comeback thanks to brewers’ newfound appreciation for grassy, grapefruity dankness.

Aroma Profile

Tropical/Fruit, Citrus, Floral

  • Brewing Values

Alpha 9 - 12 %

Beta 3 - 6 %

Total Oil 1.2 - 3.9 ml/100g

Cohumulone 34 - 45 %

Myrcene 40 - 65 %

Humulene 1 - 2 %

Caryophyline 5 - 15 %

Farnesene <1%

Storage Good to Very Good

ALPHA

BETA

TOTAL OIL (ml/100g)

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Cascade

Alpha

4.5-7%

Beta

5-7%

Total Oil

0.7-1.4

(ml/100)

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DESCRIPTION

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Alpha

11-15%

Beta

3-4.5%

Total Oil

1.5-3

(ml/100)

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DESCRIPTION

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Alpha

6.9-10.1%

Beta

3.5-7.1%

Total Oil

0.5-1.8

(ml/100)

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Stone Fruit, Tropical/Fruit, Spicy

DESCRIPTION

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Centennial

Alpha

9.5-11.5%

Beta

3.5-4.5%

Total Oil

1.5-2.5

(ml/100)

MAIN AROMAS

Floral, Citrus, Pungent/Dank

DESCRIPTION

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Pairs Well With

Amarillo® (VGXP01 cv)

Alpha

8-11%

Beta

6-7%

Total Oil

1.5-1.9

(ml/100)

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Floral, Citrus, Pungent/Dank

DESCRIPTION

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Centennial

Alpha

9.5-11.5%

Beta

3.5-4.5%

Total Oil

1.5-2.5

(ml/100)

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Floral, Citrus, Pungent/Dank

DESCRIPTION

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Idaho 7™

Alpha

9-14%

Beta

3.5-9.1%

Total Oil

1-5

(ml/100)

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DESCRIPTION

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Alpha

11-12.5%

Beta

5-6%

Total Oil

2.3-3.5

(ml/100)

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DESCRIPTION

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