DetailsPopular oil profile, great for dry hopping. Part of “CTZ” with Tomahawk® and Zeus.
Development: Bred and selected from Hopunion breeding.
Usage: Dual purpose
Alpha Acids: 14.0 — 16.0%
Beta Acids: 4.0 — 5.0%
Co-Humulone: 30 — 35% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.5 — 2.0 mls/100g
Substitutions: Chinook, Galena, Millennium and Nugget
Typical Beer Styles: US IPA, US Pale Ale, Stout, Barley Wine, Lager
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Alpha Acid (Average %) 14.0 — 16.0% Type Pellet Typical Usage Multi Purpose Co-Humulone (%) 30 — 35% of alpha acids Total Oil (ml/100g hops) 1.5 — 2.0 mls/100g Substitutions Chinook, Galena, Millennium and Nugget
4.8 / 5.024 ReviewsGreat bittering hopsThis is a wonderful bittering hops for IPAs and any beer you want to have a citrus profile. The bitterness does have a bit more of a bit than other similar hops so you may need to give more time for your bottles to sit. I usually start trying a batch at about two weeks but wait till about four weeks when i use this hops.February 11, 2014Citrus ExplosionGreat hops. Really good to use for bittering. This goes very well when paired with cascade hops. Be warned that there is a pretty strong citrus/bitter flavor to this hops. I have used it for flavoring/finishing but find it a bit strong. Works better as a bittering hops and then pair with another citrus hops to get a well rounded flavorFebruary 4, 2014Not just a bittering hopI made a small experimental Single Malt, Single Hop (SMASH) beer with Columbus hops and it was really good. Not only is the bitterness good, so is the flavor. It has a piney aroma with a citrus taste as well.February 3, 2014Good choice for a bittering hop for IPAsIt has a nice taste too, so don't be afraid to use it for non-IPAs though it is strong. The harshness of the bittering may put off some, though I like it myself.December 29, 2013Good choice for dry hoppingI use Columbus for bittering, and I also use it for dry hopping where it just adds aroma and no bitterness. I've made an all Columbus pale ale that was surprisingly good.September 26, 2013Great SMaSH choiceAn oldie, but a goodie, Columbus hops have a pungent pine aroma to them, quickly followed by citrus. Used in a 3.5%, 50 ibu beer and was very smooth. Additions at 10, 5, 0 provided great aroma. about 14 grams at 60 minutes produced a bitterness that was not harsh. Highly recommend for pale ales.September 13, 2013Bittering HopI use Columbus almost exclusively for my bittering hop. Its high alpha% and cheap cost make it a great base for IPAs.June 26, 2013Nice hops, good aroma, but be carefulLove the Aroma for dry hopping, but I've been a little heavy with this hops on small batches and have come away with a very bitter "piney" flavor. I would err on the side of caution if making a hoppy beer with these hops. Mixing these in with cascades can give you a nice balance, just again be careful you don't get grassy flavors with too much flavoring/aroma additions.June 19, 2013A bit harshI kind of don't like using Columbus hops anymore because the bittering is harsh. I prefer other bittering hops. In smaller quantities it might work, but as a main bittering agent I don't recommend it.June 19, 2013Clean bitteringUsed this is an IPA for the first wort hop and it turned out great. The hop bitterness was definitely there but not as intense as other hops, it was a clean taste. It worked out very well and I will be using this again for sure.June 13, 2013
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