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Centennial hops, first bred in 1974 and released in 1990, is a dual-purpose hop variety originating from the United States. It is a cross between Brewer's Gold and a USDA male, which boasts a balanced profile of both alpha and beta acids. Often referred to as a "Super Cascade" due to its similarities with Cascade hops, Centennial possesses a more intense and versatile flavor profile, making it popular in American-style beers such as Pale Ales, IPAs, and Stouts.
Known for their medium intensity, Centennial hops are characterized by their floral and citrus notes, with hints of grapefruit and pine. They provide a clean and crisp bitterness when used for bittering, while also contributing fruity and aromatic qualities when used for flavor and aroma. With an alpha acid content ranging from 9 to 11.5% and a beta acid content of 3.5 to 5.5%, Centennial hops are well-suited for a wide range of beer styles and brewing applications.
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