The Cascade cultivar is aromatic and is one of the most widely grown commercial hop varieties. The popularity of Cascade relates to the dual purpose use for aromatic and bitterness characteristics. The hops of Cascade are moderately aromatic with bitterness and the spicy fragrance. The flora hop aromas are described as resembling spices and citrus, the citrus being very similar to the grapefruit. Plants have high resistance to fungal diseases and are the most widely used hop. Some brewers call it the American Pale Ale. Hardiness Zones 4-9.