CashmereRegular price $789.80
Flavours: Melon, lemon, thyme, peach, candy
Alpha Acid: 7.7% - 9.1%
Beta Acid: 6.4% - 7.1%
Co-Humulone: 30 - 35
Total Oils: 1.2 - 1.4 ml/100g
Developed by Washington State University and released in 2013, Cashmere is the result of a marriage of Cascade and Northern Brewer. Fortuitously, it features alpha acids higher than that of Cascade.
Cashmere really shines when used for aroma and flavour in hop-forward styles, or where the intensity of its exotic tropical notes will complement sour, fruited, or funky ales. Its respectable alpha content combined with low cohumulone lets it contribute smooth bitterness if used early in the boil.
It's complex and intensely fruity, with strong overtones of lemon, lime, peach, and melon. Secondary notes of coconut, lemongrass, candy, and herbs can show through in whirlpool or dry hop additions.