Originally selected by Charles Zimmerman for Hopunion, Inc., Columbus is a descendant of Nugget. It is a high alpha variety and is primarily used for bittering purposes. Columbus is often referred to as CTZ, a trio of similar hops including Tomahawk® and Zeus.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include black pepper, licorice, curry and subtle citrus.
Alpha Acid14.5 - 17.5%
Beta Acid4.5 - 6%
Co-humulone28 - 30%
Total Oil2.5 - 4.5 mL/100g
B-Pinene0.6 - 1% of total oil
Myrcene45 - 55% of total oil
Linalool0.4 - 0.6% of total oil
Caryophyllene6 - 10% of total oil
Farnesene< 1.0% of total oil
Humulene9 - 14% of total oil
Geraniol0.2 - 0.5% of total oil
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