Cascade Hops

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An American Standard -- Cascade hops are an all-American hop primarily whose primary use can be seen in the American Pale Ale style. They are primarily used as an aroma hop in the last half of the boil. Cascade is often described as having a citrus quality like tangerines, oranges or grapefruits. Cascade forms the backbone for the American Pale Ale and American IPA styles. In addition, they are a great choice for dry hopping.


  • Typical Use : Aroma
  • Alpha Acid : 4 to 8% AAU
  • Origination : USA
  • Commercial Examples : Exemplified in Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Characteristics : Floral, Spicy, Citrus Fruit
  • Styles : American Pale Ale, American IPA
  • Similar Hops : Centennial, Amarillo (higher AA)

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