A Bittering hop

Comet

United States
Comet

aroma profile: Grassy, Citrus

Selected in 1961 and released in 1974 by the USDA, Comet was originally utilized for its high alpha acid content and adapability to growing conditions in the Yakima Valley. Commercial production ceased in the early 1980s in favor of newer super-alpha hops, however, Comet has made a recent comeback, finding favor with some brewers in dual purpose applications for its subtle and unique, "wild American" aroma.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include subtle, "wild American," grassy and grapefruit.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
8-10.5%

Beta Acid

0
15
4-5%

Total Oil

0
4
1.2-2 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    8 - 10.5%
  • Beta Acid
    4 - 5%
  • Co-humulone
    34 - 37%
  • Total Oil
    1.2 - 2 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.8 - 1.1% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    40 - 55% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.5 - 0.8% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    10 - 15% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    1 - 2% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.2 - 0.9% of total oil

1 Brewer Reviews

Every place I looked says it's a bittering hop , but if you use it for late additions, especially in IPAs, it definitely imparts a bold citrus /grapefruit taste . I for one, would like to buy some more :) .

Steve | Jul 27th, 2016

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