Content of Alpha acids: 13 – 17%
Content of Beta acids: 4,5 – 6.5%
Aroma: MEDIUM FLORAL, CITRUS, GRAPEFRUIT
Typical Beer Styles: US Ales, PALE ALE, IPA, PORTER
CTZ (Hop) is an acronym for Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus, three trade names owned by various private corporations for the same variety of hop, a superalpha cultivar that is capable of delivering about 14% to 18% alpha acids, 4.5% to 5.5% beta acids, and 30% to 35% cohumulone. Some brewers refer to it as “CTZ,” whereas others call it by whichever name appends to the company from which they purchase it. In addition to being a powerful bittering hop, CTZ also has some solid, slightly pungent aromas derived from about 1.5 to 2 ml of hop oil per 100 g. The oil palate of this hop is composed of about 25% to 45% myrcene, 12% to 25% humulene, 8% to 12% caryphyllene, and a fractional amount (1%) of farnesene. CTZ ranks among the most widely grown hops in the United States and is planted in all major American growing regions.