Breeding/Development: 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.
Brewing Application: Excellent bittering capability as originally intended, but craft brewers have also harnessed CTZ’s intense, citrus-and-spice pungence for American-style IPAs.
Sensory: Powerful 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 Oil mL/100 g||2.0 – 3.0|