Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 4.5 - 7.0% Similar Varieties: Centennial, CTZ Common Styles: American style Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Blond Ale, Wheat Ale The granddaddy of American craft brewing hops, Cascade was bred in 1956 through a USDA program and first released in 1972. Its ancestry includes English Fuggle and Russian Serebrianka. Today it is the most widely-grown American aroma hop. The flavor and aroma are famously citrus-like (particularly ruby red grapefruit) with prominent floral tones. The classic finishing hop for pretty much any American craft style.
To preserve freshness, all BSG HandCraft hops are packaged in nitrogen-flushed, oxygen and light-barrier packages.