Beer Terms

Centennial Hops

American aroma-type variety bred in 1974 and released in September 1990 by S.T. Kenny and C.E. Zimmermann, the breeders of this variety. Similar to Cascade and Chinook. The genetic composition is 3/4 Brewers Gold, 3/32 Fuggle, 1/6 East kent Golding, 1/32 Bavarian and 1/16 Unknown. One of the “Three Cs” along with Cascade and Columbus. Centennial is often referred to as a ‘Super Cascade’, since it has a strong citrus aroma. It is among the most popular varieties for U.S. craft brewers and is sometimes referred to as a super Cascade.

Acid Range: 9.5-11.5%

Commercial Example: Ales, IPAs

Centennial Hops

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