Cascade

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.

Flavour and Aroma

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

Characteristics

Lychees, floral, grapefruit.

Bittering Characteristics

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

Flavour Intensity

9 /10

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 it is slightly less intense. It shows considerable tolerance of powdery and downy mildews although it is 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.

Hop 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%