Columbus – 100g


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The exact lineage of the proprietary hop Columbus is unknown. Its namesake was created in part as the result of a legal dispute between Hopunion 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 however.

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 Zues) though it is genetically distinct from Zues hops.

It features a punchy hoppiness and deep, pensive aroma with understated citrus notes—perfect as a dual use hop. Commonly used late in the boil and, when fresh, Columbus has a herbal flavor with a lemon citrus back note. Usable in a number of styles, notably American-style ales.

Also Known AsTomahawk®, CTZ
PurposeBittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition14%-18%
Beta Acid Composition4.5%-6%
Co-Humulone Composition28%-35%
SubstitutesZeus, Chinook, Northern Brewer, Nugget, Target, Warrior®, Millenium, Bullion
Style GuideImperial Brown Ale, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout, American Ales, Stout