One of the “Three Cs” (along with Cascade and Columbus), Centennial hops were bred in 1974 but not released to the general public until 1990. Centennial are a cross between many varieties including Brewer’s Gold.

  • Typical Use : Both bittering and aroma
  • Alpha Acid : 9 to 12% AAU
  • Origination : USA
  • Commercial Examples : Stone IPA, Racer 5 IPA
  • Characteristics : Citrus, leaning toward lemon and pine
  • Styles : Most Ale styles.

Similar Hops : Columbus, Cascade (often referred to as “Super Cascade” due to the strong citrus aroma)