When looking for aroma hops, Columbus Hops almost always makes the list in most brewer’s recipes. The origin of this hop variety is a bit shady… It is said that the actual hop started as Tomahawk hops which is bred by Yakima Chief, Inc. Zeus hops are also said to be very similar to both of these hops.
Even though Columbus and Tomahawk hops are supposed to be the same exact hop, they are sold under a different name. They were bred by HopUnion, but Columbus hops are sold through a joint venture between Charles E. Zimmerman and HopUnion USA, Inc known as HUSA-CEZ, LLC.
If you live in a dry hot climate, you may be interested in looking for rhizomes and grow your own hops. Just know that they are very sensitive to powdery mildew and downy mildew, but they grow pretty fast.
Here’s what you need to know about these hops:
Columbus Hops Alpha Acid %
11 – 18 %
Columbus Hops Beta Acid %
4.5 – 5.8 %
Columbus Hops Oil Content
2 – 3.5 %
Columbus Hops Cohumulone
30 – 35%
Even though it was originally bred as a high alpha acid hop variety, it has become extremely popular for its oil profile and pleasant, but pungent aroma. Beer styles where you’ll see these hops being used most are pale ales and IPA beers (typically for dry-hopping).
Some possible hop substitutes are obviously Tomahawk hops, Zeus Hops, Nugget Hops, Chinook Hops, Galena Hops, UK Target Hops, And Northern Brewer Hops.
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