Centennial (once called CFJ90) is fast becoming one of the defining hops of the American Ale (APA & IPA) style. One of the "C" hops, along
with Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus. Centennial imparts a pungent, citrus-like flavor and aroma. This particular
"C" hop, however, is good when you are not looking to impart quite the floral aromas that you might find in Cascade.
Bitterness is between 9 to 12% AAU, making this a good dual purpose hop variety for either bittering or flavor/aroma additions.
If you're a fan of beers like Stone IPA or Bell's Two Hearted IPA - this is the hop for you my friend.
Typical Use : Bitterness/Flavor/Aroma
All Grain Recipe - Immortal IPA ::: 1.059/1.012 (5 Gal)
10.5 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
1/4 lbs. - Crystal Malt (70L)
1/2 lb - Munich Malt
1/4 lb - CaraPils or Cara-Hell (Dextrin Malt)
2 oz - Chinook hops (60 min.)
1 oz - Amarillo hops (2 min.)
1/2 oz - Centennial hops (2 min.)
1/4 oz - Centennial hops at FlameOut 1 oz. - Centennial hops (Dry Hop)
White Labs California Ale Yeast (WLP001)
Mash at 153° to 154° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Boil for a total of 90 Minutes
Cool and ferment at 65° to 68°
This is modified version of the Immortal IPA recipe found on the Elysian Brewing website.