The US version of Cascade (USDA 56013) is an aroma hop although it has been also used as a dual purpose hop. It has an Alpha Acid of 4.5-9% and a Beta Acid of 4.8-9%.
Cascade has been successfully grown in many areas including New Zealand where it is known as Taiheke, Argentia and Australia. It is an incredibly hearty hop.
It has a moderate bitterness and and is defined by citrus notes specifically grapefruit with medium-intense floral and spice citrus aromas. It can be also described as having pink grapefruit notes combined with passionfruit, mango and currants. It is Fragrant, Flowery, Pleasant, Spicy, Citrusy, Grapefruit, and Piney.
It's a great choice for Highly Hopped West Coast Ales that have a citrus-floral hop character, Pale Ales, Blondes, Wheats, IPAs, American Ales, American Pale Ales, Barleywines, Witbiers, Stouts, and Porters.
If you are looking for a substitute we recommend Amarillo® (US), Amarillo® (GR), Centennial (US), Centennial (BC), Ahtanum®, Cascade (BC), Summit™, and possibly Columbus (US), Columbus (BC) or CTZ.
Cascade is frequently available as a whole leaf hop and is also availabe in Lupulin Powder/Pellets under Cryo-Hops and LUPOMax brands. It is also available in Hop Oil/Extract.
Cascade plays wonderfully with many hops including Centennial (US), Centennial (BC), Chinook (US), Chinook (BC), Simcoe®, Columbus (US), Columbus (BC), CTZ, Citra®, and Mosaic® (HBC 369).
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha Acids: 30-40%
Total Oils (mL/100g): 0.7-2.5
All Other Oils (including β-pinene, linalool, geraniol & selinene): 1-41%
Sum of Terpene Alcohols and Esters (% of Total Oil): 0.5%
Ketone (% of Total Oil): 0.6%
Isobutyrate (% of Total Oil): 0.15%
Thiols (uG/KG): 1.65
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