Columbus US Hops

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Bag Size: 100 gm

Columbus is often referred to as CTZ, a trio of similar hops including Tomahawk ® and Zeus., is a half sister to Nugget and is a super high alpha variety.

Columbus is used as a bittering hop with an intense, pungent aroma and has a high resistance to mildew and other disease.

Together with Tomahawk® and Zeus, Columbus belongs to the esteemed super high alpha trio CTZ. Alongside  Cascade and Centennial, it’s also part of the famous Three Cs, imparting pungent aromas of citrus and woodsy resin.


  • Type 90 Pellets

Pack Sizes:

  • 100g
  • 250g (SAVE 10% on 100g Price)
  • 500g (SAVE 15% on 100g Price)
  • 1Kg (SAVE 20% on 100g Price)
  • 5Kg (SAVE 30% on 100g Price)


The exact lineage of the proprietary hop Columbus is unknown. Its namesake was created in part as the result of a legal dispute between Hop Union and Yakima Chief when both parties attempted to patent the same hop. Yakima Chief’s variety was named Tomahawk ®. After an agreement was reached, both names were registered. They are technically the same hop. Originally bred by Charles (Chuck) Zimmerman as part of a USDA breeding program sometime in the 1970’s, Columbus is sometimes referred to at CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk® and Zeus) though it is genetically distinct from Zeus hops.

Typical Beer Style Uses:

  • Lager
  • Pale Ale
  • IPA
  • Stout
  • Barley Wine

Brewing Usage

  • High Alpha Hop


Pungent, black pepper, licorice characteristics with subtle citrus overtones.


Very poor

Possible Substitutions

Brewing Values Certificate

  • Harvest 2022 Batch: I-21150-1 Alpha-Acids: 14.4% ON SPECIAL PRICE!

Typical Brewers Values

  • ALPHA 14.5 - 16.5 %
  • BETA 4 - 5 %
  • TOTAL OIL 2 - 3 ml/100g
  • COHUMULONE 28 - 32 %
  • MYRCENE 40 - 50 %
  • HUMULENE 12 - 18 %
  • CARYOPHYLLENE 9 - 11 %
  • STORAGE Very Poor

General Trade Perception

Excellent for dry hopping.