Columbus is a dual-purpose hop best suited to late boil additions & dry hopping in a wide range of beer styles. One of the classic US “C” hops alongside Cascade & Chinook, Columbus produces an earthy, herbaceous character accompanied by punchy lemon-like citrus notes.


Cultivation Area: USA

Alpha Acids (%): 14-18% (Co-Humulone Composition 28-35%)


Flavour & Aroma Profile

  • Citrus, lemon
  • Herbal

Recommended Beer Styles

  • American Brown Ale
  • Barley Wine
  • Pale Ales & IPA
  • Stouts

Hop Substitutions

  • Northern Brewer, Target, Warrior


  • Its exact lineage lost to history, Columbus was originally released under the name Tomahawk by Yakima Chief hop growers, after being developed by Chuck Zimmerman, one of the great pioneers of hop-breeding in the US.