This balanced bittering and aromatic hop has a decidedly American nature with a uniquely pungent flavor. An intense citrus aroma with pronounced lemon notes also gives off some floral qualities that blend well with IPAs, APAs, and Pale Ales. Centennial is sometimes referenced to as a super charged Cascade without the grapefruit flavors of Cascade. Centennial also blends well with Chinook and Columbus hops.
Alpha Acids: 9.5 – 11.5%
Beta Acids: 3.5 – 4.5%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 2.1 - 3.3
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 28 – 30%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.5 – 2.5
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F) 60 – 65%
Similar Hop Varieties: Cascade, Columbus, Chinook