Hop: Columbus


Columbus has an odd development background that no one seems to know for sure. The reason the hop has multiple names is due to a legal dispute when both Hopunion and Yakima Chief attempted to patent.

It is one of the hops that make up the Three C's which includes Centennial and Cascade.

General Information

Aliases Tomahawk, Zeus, CTZ
Profile Earth, floral, and citrus. Sometime more pungent in the flavor, making this a great dry hop hop.
Country United States
Substitutes Chinook, Galena, Millennium, Nugget
Pairs with Amarillo®, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1780-2230 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 40%-65% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles India Pale Ale, Pale Ale
Susceptible Powdery mildew, aphid


Alpha Acid 14.0 - 18.0%
Beta Acid 4.0 - 5.5%
Cohumulone 28.0 - 35.0%


Total Oil 1.5 - 2.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 25.0 - 55.0%
Humulene 9.0 - 25.0%
Caryophyllene 8.0 - 12.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.4 - 0.6%
B-Pinene 0.6 - 1.0%
Geraniol 0.2 - 0.5%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to high
Cones Medium to large size with compact density
Maturity Late
Ease of Harvest Difficult

Columbus Aroma/Flavor Profile

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-18 09:56:49 (Added: 2020-11-18 09:56:49)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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