Hop: Cascade


Cascade was released in 1972 by the United States Department of Agriculture in Oregen, it is named for the Northwest mountain range. Primarily developed at Oregon State University East Farm in Corvallis. Cascade is a cross between Fuggle and Serebrianka (Russia) and open pollinated in 1955.

Cascade is the first superstar of American hops and paved the way for bold hops in today's brewing scene. The ratio of alpha to beta acids is similar to European aroma hops.

General Information

Profile Pleasant, floral, citrus and spciy. Citrus tends to be grapefruit in flavor.
Country United States
Substitutes Ahtanum®, Amarillo®, Centennial, Lemondrop
Purpose Aroma
Yield 1800 - 2200 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 48 - 52% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles American Pale Ale, IPA, Lager
Tolerant Downy mildew, powdery mildew
Susceptible Aphid


Alpha Acid 4.5 - 11.0%
Beta Acid 4.8 - 7.5%
Cohumulone 30.0 - 35.0%


Total Oil 0.7 - 2.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 45.0 - 60.0%
Humulene 8.0 - 20.0%
Caryophyllene 3.0 - 9.0%
Farnesene 3.0 - 9.0%
Linalool 0.3 - 0.6%
Geraniol 0.2%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to high
Cones Medium size with compact density
Maturity Medium early
Sex Female
Leaf Color Medium to dark green
Side Arm Length 20 - 30 inches

Cascade Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2024-03-30 11:20:58 (Added: 2020-05-10 16:39:08)

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