USA. Comet is a cross of English hops with a wild American variety and was first released in 1974. Commercial production ceased in the 1980s as it was phased out in favor of new super-high alpha varieties. Recently however, it has enjoyed a comeback thanks to its unique profile.
Intended as high-alpha bittering hop when first released, Comet has found a second life as an aroma variety in IPAs, wild ales, farmhouse beers, and other cutting-edge craft styles.
Punchy and bright tangerine and grapefruit citrus gives way to secondary lemon grass, eucalyptus, and floral notes.
Alpha Acid Range: 9,0 – 12,0 %
Beta Acid Range: 3,0 – 6,0 %
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 40 – 45
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 1,0 – 1,5 ml / 100 g