Cascade is an aroma-type cultivar which is originated as the first commercial hop from the USDA-ARS breeding program. It was bred in 1956 but not released for cultivation until 1972. it reached its peak in 1975 when it produced 13.3% of the total American crop. it was obtained by crossing an English fuggle with a male plant, which originated from the Russian variety Serebrianka with fuggle male plant.
A very popular U.S. variety, with moderate bitterness level and fragrant, flowery aroma. Cascade is often used in highly hopped West Coast ales that have a citrus-floral hop character. (Alpha acid: 4.5-6.0% / Beta acid: 5.0-7.0%)