Craft Beer Hop Profile – Centennial Hops

Craft Beer Hop Profile – Centennial Hops

Centennial Hops Craft Beer Profile
Craft Beer Hop Profile – Centennial Hops

The Centennial hop is a cornerstone in BC and North American brewing. Often referred to as the Super Cascade this is a big flavour and bittering hop with less citrus tones than are found in the Cascade variety. Created at Oregon State University in 1974 and first released to market in 1990, Centennial hops are a hybrid of Brewers Gold, Fuggle, East Kent Golding, Bavarian and at least one still unknown hop variety.

The Centennial Hop is best known for its pine-bitter flavour and is used most often when brewing Pale Ales and IPAs. You can thank a high alpha acid content for the big and bitter northwest flavour which brings brewers back time and time again to this hop variety. If you are a hop head or crave the intense bitterness of a northwest-style IPA then look no further than the Centennial Hop. This hop variety can be found in nearly every British Columbia brewery and is used in many of the top beers brewed across North America. As craft beer drinkers we are indebted to this delicious hop varietal.

Have you tasted or brewed with Centennial hops? Tell us about your impressions in the comments below!

Hop Specs:

Vintage: 2014
Harvest Date: 2014
Alpha Acid: 9.4% (higher is typical)

BC Brewed Beers:

Driftwood Brewery – New Growth Pale Ale
Steamworks Brewing – Black Angel IPA
Tree Brewing – Knox Mountain Brown Ale
Parallel 49 – Filthy Dirty IPA
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