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Which Hops Have a Citrus Aroma?

Citrus Hops

Try these hops types which include a citrus aroma:

Variety Aroma Wheel Placement Description
Admiral (UK) Citrus, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Pleasant, resinous hop aroma with hints of citrus (orange) and herbal flavors
Ahtanum Citrus, Floral, Tobacco/Earthy Floral, earthy, citrus and grapefruit tones
Amarillo Citrus, Floral, Tropical Fruit Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit) characteristics
Cascade Fruity, Citrus, Floral Medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones
Centennial Citrus, Floral Medium intensity floral and citrus (lemon) tones
Chelan Citrus, Floral Mild floral and citrus characteristics
Chinook Citrus, Spicy, Pine Distinct, medium intensity spice and pine characteristics with subtle notes of grapefruit
Citra Fruity, Citrus, Tropical Fruit Strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee
Columbus Citrus, Spicy Pungent, black pepper, licorice characteristics with subtle citrus overtones
Equinox Citrus, Herbal, Tropical Fruit A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper.
Galena Citrus, Stone Fruit, Spicy Spicy, blackcurrant and citrus (grapefruit) tones
Liberty Citrus, Spicy Mild and spicy with subtle lemon and citrus characteristics
Mosaic Citrus, Floral, Grassy A complex array of tropical fruit, citrus, berry, herbal, earthy and pine characteristics
Mt. Rainier Citrus, Floral, Spicy Floral and noble aromas, with citrus and licorice overtones
Simcoe Citrus, Tobacco/Earthy, Pine Unique passionfruit, pine, earth and citrus characteristics
Sorachi Ace Citrus, Herbal, Grassy Unique lemon and dill characteristics
Sterling Citrus, Spicy Herbal and spicy, with a hint of floral, citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics
Summit Citrus, Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Distinct spice, earthy, onion, garlic and citrus (pink grapefruit, orange and tangerine) tones
Tahoma Citrus, Cedar, Pine Predominate citrus and lemon notes with cedar, pine, floral, pepper and subtle green melon notes.
Warrior Citrus, Herbal, Pine Mild and resinous with subtle citrus, pine and herbal characteristics
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Cascade Hops

Cascade Hops

Cascade (US) hops profile:

  • Characteristics: Floral, with elements of citrus and notes of grapefruit
  • Purpose: Bittering & Aroma
  • Alpha Acids: 4.5%-8.9%
  • Beta Acids: 3.6%-7.5%
  • Origin: US
  • Substitutes: Centennial, Amarillo, Columbus, Ahtanum
  • Style Guide: Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Ale, Lager

Australian cascade hops profile:

  • Characteristics: Same as Cascade (US) but with more notes of grapefruit
  • Purpose: Aroma
  • Alpha Acids: 5%-7%
  • Beta Acids: 5%-7%
  • Origin: Australia
  • Substitutes: Hallertau, East Kent Golding
  • Style Guide: Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Australian Lager

Cascade hops are one of the most popular ingredients among brewers. Here are some FAQs people often ask about Cascade hops.

What beers use Cascade hops? The following list of beer styles commonly use cascade hops to help them achieve the flavour and aromas that make each of them unique.

  • American Pale Ale
  • India Pale Ale
  • American Porter
  • Blonde Ale
  • Amber Ale
  • American Hefeweizen
  • American Barley Wine
  • Red Ale

Beers with cascade hops: try the Mikkeller Single Hop Cascade IPA, the Hermitage Cascade 45 Single Hop IPA 7% and also try Little Creatures’ India Pale Ale (from the Single Batches).

What do Cascade hops taste like? Cascade has a pleasant, flowery and spicy, citrus-like quality with a slight grapefruit characteristic. In our opinion, Cascade hops also have a pineapple aroma. The hop is good for both flavour and aroma uses. It can also be used for bittering effectively, and can be used to make any ales, and indeed is characteristic of American pale ales; used in some lagers.

Where do Cascade hops come from? Cascade is grown in the U.S.A. in Oregon and Washington State. Willamette is a triploid aroma-type hop, which originated in the mid 1970’s and is a seedling of Fuggle. It is a very popular aroma hop, contributing in 1998 to 18% of the total USA hop crop.

Is Cascade a bittering hop? Magnum, Northern Brewer, and Cascade tend to be some of the most popular bittering hops. Most hops can be grouped as “citrus, piney, earthy” etc. and having a chart of this will allow you to easily substitute hops. it’s interesting to me to see people saying that cascade is used commonly as a bittering hop.

Why do hops taste like grapefruit? Lots of beer makers stick to various citrusy hops instead of actually adding grapefruit; Columbus, for example, especially gives off strong grapefruit flavor and aroma. … Its newest grapefruit puree adds a touch of tart, citrus flavor to a variety of fruit beers, ciders, meads and other fermented beverages.

What is Cascade in beer? Similar in flavour profile is the hop sometimes called “super Cascade:” Centennial. Boasting an elevated alpha acid content—this is the stuff that makes hops taste bitter—of 8 to 11%, compared to Cascade’s 4 to 6%, Centennial yields a more potent bitterness when used in similar quantities.

How do you grow Cascade hops? Place the rhizomes about 4 inches deep, and make your mound of soil about a foot high to aid drainage. Place the root side of the rhizome down. Cover the mound with some straw or light mulch to inhibit the weeds. The hop bines grow vertically and require some kind of trellis.