Cascade is the classic American hop that really started the hop craze. Cascade was bred in 1956 through a USDA program and first released in 1972. Its ancestry includes English Fuggle and Russian Serebrianka. It's known as the classic finishing hop for pretty much any American craft style Cascade. it is the most widely-grown American aroma hop. The flavor and aroma are famously citrus-like with prominent floral tones. Defined by its citus, and often more specifically, grapefruit flavor it is now sought our around the world. It is a true dual purpose hop that can be used for bittering, at the end of the boil, or the fermenter. Cascade is used in so many craftbrewed Pale Ales but none more famous than Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. You cannot go wrong using Cascade in all kinds of American style ales.
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