Bitterness in its pure state. A Super Alpha variety from America that was introduced to France at the end of the 1990s. Often referred to as CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus), for the 3 names which were all given to what is actually the same variety.

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Technical characteristics of the Columbus hops variety

Columbus is a half-sister of the Nugget variety. Its aroma is intense though pleasant, with notes of green fruits, citrus and esters. Some brewers dare to use this variety in late hopping



Alpha acid9.5-12 %
Cohumulone30-35 %
Beta acids

4.5-5.5 %

Colupulone53.7 %
Total Oil1.4-2 ml/100 grams
Myrcene30-50 %
Humulene15-25 %
Monoterpene64 %
Sesquiterpene36 %
Humulene / Caryophyllene1.9-2.1

Aromatic profile Colombus

Map of Columbus hop variety producers

The Alsace region in France is one of the only European regions to cultivate this variety, with almost 24 hectares (59 acres) of production.



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