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Columbus Hops (Pellets)

Columbus Hops (Pellets)

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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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Need for brew
Mark A on Dec 4, 2018
Part of the recipe
Anthony S on Nov 17, 2018
Need for brew
Mark A on Dec 4, 2018
Jason S on Nov 26, 2018
Part of the recipe
Anthony S on Nov 17, 2018
good value
Kurt H on Oct 31, 2018
For upcoming recipe I'm brweing
David B on Oct 13, 2018
Making Columbus IPA
Carl C on Oct 12, 2018
John K. on Oct 9, 2018
recipe creation
Dennis S on Oct 2, 2018
Scott V on Sep 28, 2018
Scott V on Sep 28, 2018
I absolutely love this hop variety.
Steven B on Sep 21, 2018
High Quality / Good Price
Andrew H on Sep 18, 2018
Substitute for Zeus
Shaun A on Sep 15, 2018
i really enjoy CTZ hops
Valued C on Sep 13, 2018
Robert B on Sep 12, 2018
IPA Favorite
Joshua B on Sep 6, 2018
great price on hops
Troy S on Aug 24, 2018
Columbus is a big and bold hop
Adam Peppas on Aug 21, 2018
Great price!
Eric Rikio A on Aug 20, 2018
Classic hops for an IPA
Geoffrey N on Aug 9, 2018
DANIEL F on Aug 7, 2018
Valued C on Aug 2, 2018
need for next beer
Larry D on Jul 30, 2018
Dry-hopping the Columbus IPA Kit
Andrew R on Jul 27, 2018
for beer.
Brian J S on Jul 27, 2018
my favorite of all the hops, except for citra
Don E on Jul 6, 2018
they are what i normally use and the price is unbeatable
michael a. m on Jul 2, 2018
Because I'm using in a Triple IPA soon
Eugene K on Jun 26, 2018
His my uncle
miguel v on Jun 26, 2018
Columbus IPA
Joshua B on Jun 26, 2018
Cost vs competitors, recipe
Raleigh St. C on May 15, 2018
My favorite battering hop for IPAs. Mouth coating dank resin. Begs for another sip.
Dennis Ellis 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
Jason S on Nov 26, 2018
good value
Kurt H on Oct 31, 2018

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Best, most versatile hop
Best hop to use when bancing all those fruity flavors of other hop varieties
October 8, 2018
2 months ago
Love Columbus
Columbus is a great all rounder if you want to use it in an American recipe, from bettering additions to whirlpool or dry hopping, Columbus imparts a great dank, old sock aroma that is unique to American hops.
August 8, 2018
4 months ago
coumbus hops for a great price
these hops are a regular ingredient in most of my beers. I use them for bittering and sometimes flavor. it was a no-brainer when I saw them on sale for 10 bucks a pound.
July 15, 2018
5 months ago
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
7 months ago
Packaged and sealed appropriately, fresh upon arrival.
February 19, 2018
10 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