Cascade is the hop that made hops famous. It single-handedly defined the American Pale Ale style. Cascade is bursting with zesty grapefruit flavor and aroma from the high levels of myrcene oil. It lends a pleasant and balanced bitter, but is ideally used in late hop additions to maximize that bright flavor and aroma. The bright citrus is backed by some soft floral and spice, which rounds out the profile. Brewing with fresh leaf from this iconic hop is a real treat. The notorious king hop of pale ales.
Aroma: Citrus and Floral
EXAMPLES OF BEERS BREWED WITH CASCADE HOPS
Brewers at Fat Tire use Cascade and Nugget together to achieve a new style of Belgian beer.
Cascade hops carry a lot of the same characteristics as Centennial, Cashmere, and Amarillo, making them the perfect substitutions for Cascade. These hops are great for smooth bittering. Use them as a substitute in your next beer!