CTZ is an umbrella term for the closely-related varieties Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus. Bred for high alpha potential, each variety shares parentage with Nugget. Excellent bittering capability as originally intended, but craft brewers have also harnessed CTZ s intense, citrus-and-spice pungence for American-style IPAs. Dry-hopping can bring out aromas of pine and spice.
- Hop Type: Bittering
- Origin: United States
- Alpha Acid: (14.5 - 16.5)%
- Similar Varieties: Chinook, Nugget, Centennial
- Common Styles: American-style IPA, Bitter Ale