Washington, USA. The collective umbrella for the closely-related varieties Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus. Bred for high alpha potential, each variety shares parentage with Nugget.
Excellent bittering capability as originally intended, but craft brewers have also harnessed CTZ’s intense, citrus-and-spice pungence for American-style IPAs.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics
Intense and striking, displaying oily fresh citrus and wild herbal character; dry hopping can bring out pine and spice.
Alpha Acid Range %: 14.5 – 16.5
Beta Acid Range %: 4.0 – 5.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 28 – 32
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 2.0 – 3.0