CTZ Hops (Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus) This American high alpha acid variety has a pungent aroma of citrus, wood and spice and leaves a clean bitter flavor. It is an excellent choice for bitter ales and American IPAâ€™s. CTZ hops are an ideal dual-purpose hop due to itâ€™s assertive, clean bitterness and itâ€™s pleasingly intense aroma. It is often identified by other names such as CTZ which stands for Columbus, Tomahawk and Zeus. The Tomahawk variety is genetically the same and the Zeus variety is so similar that they are generally regarded as the same for practical purposes. The naming confusion is a result of copyright and patent issues encountered by those who developed this hop variety.
Aroma: Earthy, spicy, pungent, with some citrus overtones. Not overwhelmingly citrus like Cascade
Alpha Acids: 14.0 â€” 16.0%
Beta Acids: 4.5 â€” 5.0%
Co-Humulone:28 â€” 32%
Substitutions: Columbus, Warrior, Millennium, Simcoe
Typical Beer Styles: IPA, Pale Ale, Imperial IPA