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This dual purpose hop is a high alpha varietal with a neutral bitterness and intense aroma. Floral and citrus notes come out in both aroma and flavor, but can be very pungent, which makes Columbus great for late additions to a boil or dry-hopping. Columbus is a perfect choice for IPAs, Pale and Imperial Ales. Also referred to as Tomahawk, Zeus, or CTZ.

Hop Statistics
Alpha Acids: 14.0 – 16.0%
Beta Acids: 4.0 – 5.5%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 2.55 - 4
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 30 – 35%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.5 – 2.0
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F) 45 - 65%
Similar Hop Varieties: Chinook, Nugget, Millennium,

Flavor and AromaEarthy, Citrus, Spicy
Alpha AcidsHigh
Total Oil ContentAverage
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Cost vs competitors, recipe
Raleigh St. C on May 15, 2018
Like it.
Darren K on May 3, 2018
Cost vs competitors, recipe
Raleigh St. C on May 15, 2018
To make better beer!
Erik P on May 8, 2018
Like it.
Darren K on May 3, 2018
Pliny, heady topper, need I say more
Carlos H on Mar 29, 2018
Awesome bittering hops!
Rafael C on Mar 28, 2018
Standard bittering hop
Ben M on Jan 22, 2018
To make better beer!
Erik P on May 8, 2018
Pliny, heady topper, need I say more
Carlos H on Mar 29, 2018

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They're CTZs. If you don't know about them already, you need to explore. Very versatile. I've used them as bittering, flavoring, aroma and dry hops, depending on the recipe.
May 16, 2018
2 weeks ago
Packaged and sealed appropriately, fresh upon arrival.
February 19, 2018
3 months ago
Ol' reliable
Gotta love some CTZ. I enjoy using for both bittering and flavor additions. My results with this hop have been more floral, sticky, almost grassy than fruity, but that's just me. One of my go to hops for clean bittering with a good presence.
May 28, 2015
Great hop
Great value and quality product.
May 6, 2015
These are some pretty "frisky" hops, but, are very versatile. Can be used as a bittering, flavor, or aroma hop. Be careful if use them as a bittering hop, a little goes a long way. The flavor profile is not as "citrusy" as some of the other high alpha acid varieties, like centennial.
January 23, 2015
part of a clone
I used these hops as a part of a clone for a Samuel Adams Latitude 48 clone. They produced an outstanding aroma and bittering.
May 9, 2014
The Juggernaut of IPA hops
This particular hop variety is absolutely perfect for a single hopped IPA style brew. It's bittering characteristics are second to none, yet it's flavoring and aroma qualities are equally on par. It's slightly oily, which gives it a great mouth feel in higher alcohol content IPA's which can feel a bit dry.

It's pure citrusy aroma and taste is perfect if you don't like that slightly earthy taste and aroma some of the C class hops give off.

This is my favorite hop for IPA's, and it makes a great bittering hop only for very malt forward brews.
August 23, 2013
Great bittering hop
I used this hop to bitter my version of a West Coast IPA with great results.
May 30, 2013
paired correctly works well
May 27, 2013
Great for bittering
I use this hop a lot for bittering my IPA's and Stouts. It's slightly aggressive as a bittering hop. It also is great for aroma with notes of citrus and some pine.
May 22, 2013