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A Bittering hop

Columbus

United States
Columbus

aroma profile: Earthy, Citrus, Spicy

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.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
14.5-17.5%

Beta Acid

0
15
4.5-6%

Total Oil

0
4
2.5-4.5 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    14.5 - 17.5%
  • Beta Acid
    4.5 - 6%
  • Co-humulone
    28 - 30%
  • Total Oil
    2.5 - 4.5 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.6 - 1% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    45 - 55% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.4 - 0.6% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    6 - 10% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    9 - 14% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.2 - 0.5% of total oil

2 Brewer Reviews

One of my favorite bittering and flavor addition hops.

Jay | May 16th, 2016

My favorite bittering hop, works great with grapefruity Flavor/aroma/dry hops

Mark | May 19th, 2016

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