US Yakima Chief
Centennial is a dual-purpose hop, first bred in 1974 by Washington State University and released in 1990. It has excellent bittering properties and gives citrus, floral and resinous notes with a focus on lemon.
Pale Ale, IPA, Wheat Beer, ESB
Floral, Lemon, Resinous, Citrus
Bred in 1974 and released by Washington State University in 1990, Centennial is an aroma-type
cultivar that has found favour as one of the most popular varieties in craft brewing. It is often referred
to as a super-Cascade (containing nearly double the alpha content) and can be used for bittering
purposes. Centennial is a diploid cross between Brewer’s Gold and a USDA male.
It has the perfect chemical and aroma profiles for IPA’s and American-style pale ales, giving citrus, floral, resinous notes with a focus on lemon.
Thanks to Centennial’s pleasant aroma, it is a hop popular with experimenters across the globe. Centennial is often lovingly referred to as super Cascade due to its similar citric flavours, but even Cascade can’t shine a light on Centennial in many brewer’s eyes. Centennial is a hugely celebrated hop and certainly packs a lot of style and flavour into any beer that uses it.
If you are wanting some beautiful lemony and floral tones in your next brew, Centennial is your perfect choice. Its bittering properties will provide the ideal base for your next bitter, and the flavours will leave every drinker of your next brew wanting more.
It’s no wonder that Centennial has been used by some of the best experimenters in the craft brew industry since its release. It is an excellent hop that can create some of the most palette-pleasing pales in the world! Give it a try and let us know what you think!
|Aroma Profile||Floral, Lemon, Resinous, Citrus|
|Flavour Intensity (Out of 10)||9|
|Yield (Out of 10)||7|
|Disease Tolerance (Out of 10)||8|
|Total Oil Composition||1.5 - 3ml / 100g|