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 Zues) though it is genetically distinct from Zues hops.
It features a punchy hoppiness and deep, pensive aroma with understated citrus notes—perfect as a dual use hop. Commonly used late in the boil and, when fresh, Columbus has a herbal flavour with a lemon citrus back note. Usable in a number of styles, notably American-style ales.
All of our hops are nitrogen flushed to protect them from oxygen, packed in UV protective packaging and cold stored until you order them.
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