Cascade Hop Plant/Rhizome
One of the most popular American hops, and accounts for about 10% of all hops grown in America, Cascade is popular with American microbrewers and is now being introduced into some English beers. Named after the Cascade mountains in northern California, Cascade was developed at Oregon State University from a Fuggle parent and Russian variety Serebrianka. Released in 1972, it is a vigorous and high yielding variety.
The hops have a distinct citrus/grapefruit aroma and a very high level of some of the essential oils. Suitable for most ales and lagers, and especially popular in APAs. Cascade hop plants will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.
|Characteristics||Floral, with elements of citrus and notes of grapefruit|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||4.5%-8.9%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.6%-7.5%|
|Yield Amount||2017-2465 kg/hectare (1800-2200 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Susceptible to||Some resistance to downy mildew and verticillium wilt|
|Storability||Retains 48%-52% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest||Difficult|
|Total Oil Composition||0.8-1.5 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||45%-60%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||8%-16%|
|Style Guide||Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Ale, Lager|