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 East kent 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.
Alpha Acid: 9.5-11.5%
Beta Acid: 3.5-4.5%
Co-humulone (% of alpha acid): 29-30%
Total Oils (ml/100g): 0.8-2.3ml
Substitutions: Chinook, Galena, Nugget, Zeus, Columbus.