Cascade T90 Hop Pellets (USA) 5.8% Alpha – 2023 crop


Cascade is a popular variety in craft brewing. It is known for having a unique floral, spicy and citrus character with balanced bittering potential.


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Cascade T90 Hop Pellets (USA)

Cascade Hop PelletsCascade has a unique floral/spicy aroma both in the cone form and in the beer, mainly due to abnormal levels of some of the essential oils. It is very popular with some brewers due to the unique character imparted to the finished beer, others object to it because of its “perfume like” hoppy flavour. The Cascade cultivar is an aroma variety that was developed in Oregon in the early 1970s. It is the result of the open pollination of a Fuggle-type seedling that was derived from crosses with the Russian Serebrianker variety.


Alpha Acid: 4-9%
Hop Type: Bittering & Aroma
Beta Acid: 3.6-7.5%
Total Oil: 0.8-1.5%


Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Ale, Lager


Floral, with elements of citrus and notes of grapefruit


If Cascade is not available, then a good substitute is Centennial or Amarillo


Manufacturers produce T-90 hop pellets by hammer-milling kiln-dried, whole leaf hop cones into a uniform powder and then pressing them through a pellet die. Pellet compression fine-tunes to achieve a consistent density for repeatable brewing, batch after batch, addressing variations in oil and vegetative content in leaf hops.

The production processes continually monitor temperature and cool the pellet die to protect and preserve hop resins. Hop pellets retain all natural lupulin and cone material, serving as a complete replacement for whole hops. They have a longer shelf life, requiring less storage space, and generally being easier to handle.


Weighing of hops occurs only upon receiving an order. They do not sit on shelves; instead, they are extracted from a bulk vacuum-sealed bag in cold storage. We package our hop pellets in UV-protected polyethylene bags and vacuum seal them for freshness and quality.

The vacuum seal may degrade, particularly if hop dust accumulates near the heat-sealed section of the bag. If you receive the hops and it appears that the vacuum is breaking down, the hops will still be perfectly safe to use with no degradation of flavour. If you do not intend to use then in a few days of receiving, we suggest that you store them in a fridge or freezer. Hop pellets stored near-freezing, preferably between -1°C and 5°C. Under these conditions, T-90 hop pellets will remain stable in closed containers for three (3) years.

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Cascade T90 Hop Pellets (USA) 5.8% Alpha – 2023 crop