Origin: New Zealand. Taiheke® Brand USDA 56013 (Cascade) originates from an early US breeding program circa 1956 and was the first commercially bred hop to emerge from the USDA-ARS program when released in 1972. This is the beloved Cascade hop grown in NZ to showcase the incredible fruit flavors the terroir produces.
Usage: Performs well when used as a single variety across multiple kettle additions or when singled out as a late gift or dry hopping duty. Can do some really great things when matched up with some of the other New Zealand aroma heavyweights such as Motueka or Riwaka. Fantastic in pale ales, IPA, New Zealand Pilsners, or anywhere its resinous citrusy tropical flavors will be welcomed.
Alpha Acid:7 -10%
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: This hop displays quite exceptional levels of citrus moving more to New Zealand tropical fruit characteristics.