Centennial is an American dual-purpose variety with high alpha acids (9.5-11.5%) and excellent aromatic capabilities. It's widely used as a finishing or dry hop as a stand-alone variety or part of a blend. The flavor and aroma notes are predominantly citrusy but with undertones of lemongrass and pine needles often evident. Used in styles such as pale ales, IPAs, stouts, blonde ales, and wheat ales.
Derived from 3/4 Brewer's Gold and contributions of Fuggle, East Kent Golding and others
Medium intensity floral and citrus (lemon) tones
Typical Beer Styles
Bred in 1974 and released in 1990.
9.5 - 11.5%
3.5 - 4.5%
28 - 30%
1.5 - 2.5 mL / 100g
45 - 60% of total oil
10 - 18% of total oil
4 - 8% of total oil
< 1% of total oil
General Trade Perception
Very balanced, sometimes called a super Cascade
All hop packages are nitrogen flushed to preserve freshness.