Columbus is often referred to as CTZ, a trio of similar hops including Tomahawk ® and Zeus., is a half sister to Nugget and is a super high alpha variety.
Columbus is used as a bittering hop with an intense, pungent aroma and has a high resistance to mildew and other disease.
- Type 90 Pellets 100g | 250g
The exact lineage of the proprietary hop Columbus is unknown. Its namesake was created in part as the result of a legal dispute between Hop Union and Yakima Chief when both parties attempted to patent the same hop. Yakima Chief’s variety was named Tomahawk ®. After an agreement was reached, both names were registered. They are technically the same hop.
Originally bred by Charles (Chuck) Zimmerman as part of a USDA breeding program sometime in the 1970’s, Columbus is sometimes referred to at CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk® and Zeus) though it is genetically distinct from Zeus hops.
Typical Beer Style Uses:
- Pale Ale
- Barley Wine
- High Alpha Hop
Pungent, black pepper, licorice characteristics with subtle citrus overtones.
Typical Brewing Specification
- Alpha-Acids: 12.0 – 17.0 %
- Cohumulone: 28 – 32 % of alpha acids
- Beta-acids: 4.5 – 5.0 %
- Total Oil: 2.5 – 3.5 ml/100g
- Myrcene: 50 – 60 % of total oil
- Humulene: 12 – 18 % of total oil
- Caryophyllene: 9 – 11 % of total oil
- Farnesene: < 1.0 % of total oil
General Trade Perception
Excellent for dry hopping.