CTZ is an acronym for Columbus, Tomahawk and Zeus. CTZ’s Facebook page would say in the relationship section “it’s complicated”. Long story short…Let’s just say the confusion regarding the names stems from a long expensive legal fest between hop merchants over a decade ago and they agreed they’re all the same variety. Whatever you call it, CTZ is American to the core. It’s extreme high alpha and in-your-face attitude screams citrusy, piney and spicy bitterness in a way that will make you cry for mercy. It’s most often used for bittering, but hop addicts who crave more hoppiness than should be allowed by law will use it for its aroma properties as well as its bittering properties.

  • Aroma: Intense and striking, citrus, pine, and spice.
  • Maturity: Mid to late season
  • Yield: 2500 – 2900 lbs/acre

Beers we found on the Interwebs that reportedly use CTZ hops:

Great Basin Brewing Co. Hop Head Ale
Silver City Brewery Indianola Pale Ale
Flying Dog Brewery Snake Dog IPA
Full Sail Brewing Co. Grandsun of Spot IPA

Typical Analytical Range
Alpha Acid Range %: 14.5-16.5%
Beta Acid Range %: 4-5%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 28-32%
Total Oils mls/100gr.: 2-3% ml/100gr

 

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