Cascade (UK)

Flavour and Aroma

Intense but rounded citrus peel, orange, tangerine, floral, pine and lychee aromas.

Bittering Characteristic

Primarily used as an aroma hop, but delivers a smooth integrated bitterness.

Flavour Intensity

9/10

About this Hop

Developed in Oregon, USA from parentage derived from Fuggle and Serebrianker, it was released in 1971. It is the definitive hop used to produce American Pale Ales.

Breeding

In Britain, it was introduced into production in 2002 from virus-free meristem stocks developed through Wye College and grows successfully as a tall, late-maturing hop here. It delivers the same aroma notes as the US version, although is slightly less intense. It shows considerable tolerance of powdery and downy mildews although susceptible to aphids and very attractive to rabbits in the spring. It may show some tolerance of wilt disease, but production is too limited to confirm this.

Analysis

Alpha acid: 5.3-6.8%

Beta acid: 4.2-5.3%

Co-Humulone: 35-42%

Total Oils: 0.7-1.2%

Myrcene: 35-50%

Humulene: 15-22%

Farnesene: 8-9%