Along with Cascade, Chinook and Colombus, Centennial makes up ‘the 4 Cs’ of modern American brewing. Released by Washington State University in 1990 it was developed from Brewer’s Gold primarily, as well as Fuggle and Golding. It has alpha acid levels of 9.5-11.5% and provides both floral and citrus notes.
Sometimes referred to as ‘super Cascade’ (a slightly misleading description despite obvious similarities) it’s much-loved by American craft brewers used in all kinds of Pale Ales. Alternatives include the others ‘Cs’ or Amarillo.