Hop: Centennial


Released in 1990, Centennial's genetics is 75% Brewer's Gold as well as Fuggle, East Kent Golding, and Bavarian hops. The male parent is the same as that of Nugget. Typically referred to as "Super Cascade". Centennial offers more bittering potential and an overall bigger profile than Cascade.

Centennial was developed in 1974 by S.T. Kenny and C.E. Zimmerman. Bred by the United States Department of Agriculture Hop Germplasm Collection, Oregon State Univerity East Farm Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Prosser, Washington.

General Information

Alias Super Cascade
Profile Floral, earth, and citrus.
Country United States
Substitutes Amarillo®, Cascade, Chinook, Simcoe®
Pairs with Cascade, Chinook, Columbus
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1300 - 1500 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 50% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles IPA, Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Stout
Tolerant Verticillium wilt, downy mildew
Susceptible Powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 9.0 - 12.0%
Beta Acid 3.5 - 5.0%
Cohumulone 25.0 - 30.0%


Total Oil 1.5 - 2.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 45.0 - 60.0%
Humulene 10.0 - 19.0%
Caryophyllene 5.0 - 8.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.6 - 0.9%
Geraniol 1.2 - 1.8%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate
Cones Medium size with compact density
Maturity Medium early
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Sex Female
Leaf Color Light green
Side Arm Length 12" - 30"

Centennial Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2024-03-30 11:28:09 (Added: 2020-05-10 16:39:08)

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