Columbus Tomahawk Zeus

"CTZ" stands for Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus. These three hop varietals go by different names (mostly for copyright reasons) but are nearly indistinguishable. The earthy and spicy CTZ is an ideal bittering hop for many styles including IPAs, Stouts, and Lagers. It has an impressive bite, thanks to its strong Alpha Acids of 14-16%. It’s not typically used in SMaSH beers, although undertones of oranges and grapefruit can come through the aroma with later hop additions.

Alpha Acids: 14% to 16%

Beta Acids: 4.5 - 5.0 %

(Alpha-Beta ratio?)

Cohumulone: 28 - 32 %

Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 2.0-3.0

Storage (% of alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68°F): 52%

Similar Hops Varieties: Galena, Chinook, Nugget

Beer Styles: American pales and IPA. Bittering for American stouts and lagers.


Flavor and Aroma: Earthy, spicy, pungent, with some citrus overtones. Not overwhelmingly citrus like Cascade.

(Alpha Acids?)

Use: Dual Purpose

Total Oil 2.5 - 3.5 ml/100g