Centennial hops are popular in a variety of craft beers providing both a floral and lemon aroma. Centennial hops are similar to and can be substituted with Cascade, Columbus, and Chinook hops. Perfect for someone seeking disease- and fungus-resistant hops that can be used for both its aromatic and bittering qualities. Find these hops and many more homebrew supplies at The Hoppy Brewer in Gresham. Learn more about Centennial hops below.
Origin and Description
Centennial Hops is a celebration of the gods in a medium compact cone form. Named after the Washington State festival sharing the same name, this variety was another brain child of the USDA. Once again, Brewer’s Gold Hops was used along with Fuggle, East Kent Golding, Bavarian, and one other unknown variety to produce this dark yellow lupulin producer.
Centennial Hops was first created in 1974 and boasts an alpha acid rating of 9.5%-11.5%. It is sometimes referred to as a Super Cascade, however it is lighter on the citrus aromas. Centennial works undoubtedly well in Pale Ales and India Pale Ales, where some bottom line bitterness in beer is needed with the top end aroma. The floral flavor and aroma of this variety is evident in many commercial beers.
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