American aroma-type variety bred in 1974 and released in September 1990 by S.T. Kenny and C.E. Zimmermann, the breeders of this variety. Similar to Cascade and Chinook. The genetic composition is 3/4 Brewers Gold, 3/32 Fuggle, 1/6 East kent Golding, 1/32 Bavarian and 1/16 Unknown. One of the “Three Cs” along with Cascade and Columbus. Centennial is often referred to as a ‘Super Cascade’.
Cascade Hops have an aroma that is medium in strength and very distinct. It has a pleasant, flowery and citrus-like quality. The hop is good for both flavor and aroma uses. It can also be used for bittering effectively, and can be used to make many ales, primarly IPAs and Pale Ales.
Average Alpha Acid: 9.5% to 11.5%
Possible Substitutions: Cascade