Centennial Know Your Hops 

Know Your Hops: Centennial

History

Centennial was released by Washington State University in 1990, and is made up of Brewers Gold, Fuggle, East Kent Golding, and a few unknown hops. Containing a strong citrus aroma, these hops are used a lot for late additions and dry hopping, giving a clean bitterness to the beer.

The dual use of Centennial (for both aroma and bittering) is one of the reasons it’s so popular in brewing today. Centennial is also referred to as “Super Cascade” because it’s aroma is similar, and can be used as a stand alone hop or as part of a blend.

Profile

  • Alpha acid levels: 9.5-11.5%
  • Beta acid: 3.5-4.5%
  • Used mostly in:
    • American IPAs
    • American Double IPAs
    • American Pale Ales
  • Flavors: Floral grapefruit with some bitterness, aromas of pine and mild citrus, lemon, clean and crisp bitterness.

PA beer’s to try with Centennial hops

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