Columbus (also known as Tomahawk) is a high alpha hop with an intensely citrus flavor and aroma, combined with an earthy, black pepper background. It is a dual-purpose hop used for both bittering and aroma. Columbus hops are used in a number of styles, commonly American-style ales.
The exact origin of the Columbus hop is unknown. It was created in part as the result of a legal dispute between Hopunion and Yakima Chief, when they attempted to patent the same hop. Yakima Chief's was named Tomahawk. Columbus is sometimes referred to as CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk and Zues) though it is genetically distinct from Zues hops.
The Columbus hop is a true dual-purpose hop that works very well for bittering, but can be used at any stage in the boil. It has an earthy, spicy character that works well for bittering. When used as an aroma addition, pungent floral and citrus notes come through.
Typical Use: Dual-Purpose Alpha Acid: 14-17% Country: US Flavors: Black Pepper, Citrus Styles:
American Ales, IPAs, Imperial Brown Ales, Imperial Stouts, Stouts Similar Hops: Chinook, Nugget, Millennium
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