Columbus (Tomahawk)

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA
Noble: No
Uses: bittering
Beer styles: American ales and lagers, especially American IPAs and stouts
Substitutions: Centennial, Pacific Gem
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 14-18 %
Beta Acids: 4.5-5.8 %
Cohumulone: 29-35 %
Myrcene: 25-45 %
Humulene: 15-25 %
Caryophyllene: 7-12 %
Farnesene: less than 1 %
Total Oil: 1.5-3.5 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

poor %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: very high
Harvest: mid to late season

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

This high alpha acid bittering hop was developed from the Centennial hop by the HopUnion breeding program. It is a low-cohumulone hop which gives a clean but long-lasting bitterness to beer. It can also be used as a dry hop in larger American beers, such as Pliny the Elder by Russian River Brewing.

Tomahawk® is a registered trademark of Yakima Chief Ranches, LLC, under which they sell a hop believed to be identical to Columbus.