Hop Pellets – Centennial 2020


Last updated on: 11 December 2023

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Citra Hops Flavour & Aroma Profile

Centennial hop pellets are described as carrying aromatic pine, citrus and floral notes. The flavours can also be referred to as Earthy with an element of citrus. They are very similar to Cascade too.

A popular recipe kit that makes use of Centennial hops is the John Finch American IPA.

In recent years, Centennial has become one of the most harvested hops in the US. Its production has increased by huge amounts within the last 5 years.

centennial hop profile

Photo credits – Beer Maverick

Hop Pairings

Based on real data, we have compiled a list of hops which are commonly paired with Centennial. This is interestingly nothing to do with the scientific composition of the hops but simply what has been popular.


Hop Substitutions

Based on past brews from professional brewers and home brewers here are some hops that are commonly substituted for Centennial hops.


Columbus has been seen to be used in styles such as American Pale Ale, American IPA, Double IPA, Amber Ale.

Purpose Dual Purpose (Bittering & Aroma)
Alpha Acid 9.5-11.5%
Beta Acid 3-4.5%