Columbus Hops makes a great dual purpose hops. It brings both a bitterness kick to the table as well as a strong dreamy aroma. Columbus brings a 14%-16% alpha acid rating to the table, making it ideal for laying the bitter foundation for Pale Ales, India Pale Ales, Stouts, and anything Imperial. In the same capacity this variety is commonly used for late-boil or dry hopping for its herbal, earthy character. The aroma is pleasing and citrus notes may be found in fresh batches.
The oil content within Columbus Hops is moderate and the essential oils are relatively balanced. It is a moderate yielder edging towards the higher side| and is grown widely in the U.S. This variety produces medium to large compact cones and the lupulin is on the paler side of yellow. Some of the most forward looking breweries in the U.S. are using Columbus to flavor their American Style Ales.Check out our other channels