Origin: 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.
Usage: 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