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 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.
This exceptionally hardy variety, perfect for northern gardens, consistently yields large crops of sweet, juicy, medium-to-large fruit. Disease-resistant to bacterial spot. Cold-hardy. Freestone. Ripens in mid to late August. Self-pollinating.
Chinook (pronounced shin-ook) hops are a high-alpha variety of around 13% AA. Chinook hops has a strong and distinctive pine-like aroma and flavor that is not common among other varieties. They are also somewhat spicy with a mild fruitiness similar to that of other Northwest hops (Cascade, Columbus, Centennial), though definitely not as strong. Al Korzonas, author of “Homebrewing: Volume I”, describes Chinook hops as “a cross between Saaz and a pine forest.” The distinctive aroma and flavor make these hops best suited for hoppy American ales, but may be used as bittering hops for English or European beers.
Citra is a Good bittering hop, however, it’s best used as an aroma or flavoring hop. Imparts high alpha/oil content but low cohumulone. Adds interesting citrus and tropical fruit character to the beer. Developed by the Hop Breeding Company of Yakima, Washington; released in 2007.
Cascade is one of the many varieties of hops. Cascade hops are the most widely used hops by craft breweries in the United States
Dank = Columbus or Apollo hops in copious amounts.