Hop Name: Columbus

Common Usage: Bittering

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:14 - 16%
Beta Range:14 - 16%
Cohumulone Range:30 - 35%
Humulene Range:12 - 18%
Myrcene Range:40 - 50%
Farnesene Range:0 - 1%
Caryophyllene Range:9 - 11%
Total Oil Range:1.5 - 2 mL/100g
Columbus is under private license and production to HopUnion USA. Its lineage is a bit confused due to two different claims to it, and its parentage has not been disclosed. The important thing, though is its punched up hoppiness and deep, pensive aroma with understated citrus notes—perfect as a dual use hop. Its oils are moderate and balanced, and its alpha acid content is 14-16%. It is usually used in the late boil, and, when fresh, it has an herbal flavor with a lemon citrus backnote. It doesn’t have particularly good storage stability (50-60% after 6 months), but since it is used widely in American-style ales, it probably doesn’t need more than that.

Commonly used in:
Pale Ale
Origin: US
Storage: ~52% alpha remaining after 6 months
Pungent, black pepper, licorice characteristics with subtle citrus overtones

Possible Substitutions:
Bullion  Chinook  Magnum (US)  Northern Brewer (US)  Warrior  Magnum  Northern Brewer (DE)  Galena  Millennium  Nugget  Bravo  Centennial  Summit  Apollo  Zeus