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Cascade T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 lb

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US Cascade T90 Hop Pellets, 1 pound sealed bulk package

Cascade originated from the USDA-ARA breeding program, and was released in 1972 as an aroma type cultivar.  Developed by open pollination of a Fuggle seedling, this original and unique hop variety is known as the 'Great Equalizer', and can and is used for almost every beer style.  Cascade is still to this day one the most popular hop varieties on the market due to it's multi-faceted and distinct flavor profile.


Athough originally intended as an arome hop, the dual-purpose power of this classic craft beer variety is undeniable.  Cascade can be used in beers that you want a balanced, subtle pine-forward bitter as well as any and all late addition and dry hop addition to add distinct citrus and pine, or bring those characteristics out in any other hop.  Due to it's multi-faceted profile, this hop is ideal for single hop or S.M.A.S.H. beers.

Aroma and Flavor

Cascade is the original grapefruit forward variety, and the later the addition, the more grapefruit you will get, always balanced with distinct yet subtle pine flavors and aromas, and rounded off with a soft, floral characteristic.  

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Known around here as the ‘Great Equalizer’, Cascade can work together with most hops and be injected into most beers and beer styles with success.  No, it’s not the citrus bomb that Galaxy is, nor is it the dank bomb that Columbus is.  It is, however, balanced with distinct pine and grapefruit, a pretty solid bittering hop, and versatile.  This is one of the oldest and most distinct hop profiles in American Craft Beer and helped paved the way for all of the hoppy beers that we know and love.

Average Acid Content

Alpha Acids: 5.5% - 9%
Beta Acids: 6.0% - 7.5%
Co-Humulone: 33% - 37.5%

Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)

Total Oils: 0.7 - 2.0 mL/100g
Myrcene: 45% - 60%
Humulene: 8% - 16%
Caryophyllene: 4% - 9%
Farnesene: 4.5% - 8.5%
B-Pinene: 0.5% - 0.8%
Linalool: 0.3% - 0.6%
Geraniol: 0.2%

Possible Substitutes for Cascade

Commonly accepted substitutes for Cascade are Centennial, considered the 'Super Cascade' and Amarillo, which will be more citrus forward and lose much of the pine characteristic.

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