Cascade was developed in the USDA breeding program in Oregon and released as a U.S. aroma variety in 1972. Cascade is characterised by a dark green elongated cone with an aroma that is of medium strength and very distinct. Cascade is the definitive hop for American Pale Ale style with the most notable example being Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
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Open pollination of a Fuggle seedling, derived from Fuggle and Serebrianka. Since its release in 1972, Cascade has grown to become one of the most recognizable varieties by both brewers and beer consumers alike. Despite the emergence of several popular proprietary varieties in recent years, Cascade has remained the number one most utilized variety in craft brewing since 2007, when the Brewers Association released its first hop usage report. What many beer enthusiasts may not know is that Cascade ultimately owes its success to the rapid growth of the craft beer industry and the coinciding growth in the popularity of hoppy, aromatic beer styles.
Brewing Usage & Character
Aroma. Unique American floral character. Defines US Pale Ale style
Medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones. Medium strength unique floral, citrus & spicy.