Centennial hops are a American aroma-type variety bred in 1974 and released in September 1990 by S.T. Kenny and C.E. Zimmermann, the breeders of this variety. Similar to Cascade and Chinook. The genetic composition is 3/4 Brewers Gold, 3/32 Fuggle, 1/6 East Kent Golding, 1/32 Bavarian and 1/16 Unknown. One of the "Three Cs" along with Cascade and Columbus. Centennial is often referred to as a 'Super Cascade', since it has a strong citrus aroma. Centennial works undoubtedly well in Pale Ales and India Pale Ales, where some bottom line bitterness is needed with the top end aroma. The floral flavor and aroma of this variety is evident in many commercial beers.
Aroma: Medium Intensity, Floral, Citrus Tones
Brewing Usage: Aroma Hops
Alpha Acids: 9.5-11.5%
Beta Acids: 3.5-4.5%
Common Beer Styles:
Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
India Pale Ale
Double India Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barley Wine
Simi Valley Home Brew stocks only the freshest hops which are all stored in the freezer in airtight containers! We have over 60 varieties in stock in our shop, so if there is something you need and don't see, ASK! We are here to make your craft brews great!