Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus (CTZ) – Columbus Hops is one of the Three C’s, including Centennial and Cascade. This variety also has other names including CTZ, which stands for Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus.
Columbus Hops makes a great dual purpose hops in beer. It brings both a bitterness kick to the table as well as strong dreamy aroma. Columbus brings a 14%-16% alpha acid rating to the table, making it ideal for laying the bitter foundation for beers such as Pale Ales, India Pale Ales, Stouts, and anything Imperial. In the same capacity this variety is commonly used for late-boil or dry hopping for its herbal, earthy character. The aroma is pleasing and citrus notes may be found in fresh batches.
Hop Type: Dual purpose
Alpha Acid: 14-16%
Possibility of Substitution: Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, Target, Northern Brewer
Typically used for: Pale Ales, India Pale Ales, Stouts