Columbus Hops is one of the Three C’s, including Centennial and Cascade. This variety also has other names including CTZ, which stands for Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus. Tomahawk is the exact same variety, while Zeus hops is so bitterly close that it gets lumped in.
Excellent bittering capability as originally intended, but craft brewers have also harnessed CTZ’s intense, citrus-and-spice pungence for American-style IPAs.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics:
Intense and striking, displaying oily fresh citrus and wild herbal character; dry hopping can bring out pine and spice.
|Alpha Acid Range %||14.5 – 16.5|
|Beta Acid Range %||4.0 – 5.0|
|Co-Humulone as % of alpha||28 – 32|
|Total oils mls/100 gr.||2.0 – 3.0|