Originally selected by Charles Zimmerman for Hopunion, Inc., Columbus is a descendant of Nugget. It is a high alpha variety and is primarily used for bittering purposes. Columbus is often referred to as CTZ, a trio of similar hops including Tomahawk® and Zeus. Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include black pepper, licorice, curry and subtle citrus.
It features relatively high alpha acids along with extremely high levels of myrcene for citrus and grapefruit flavors. As a result, it is an excellent dual purpose variety. Amarillo demonstrates good resistance to downy and powdery mildew.
Equipped with the elusive true-lemon character, Lemondrop boasts fantastic lemony-citrus aroma for late kettle additions or dry hopping. Originally released by HopSteiner in 2012 as Experimental #01210, this Super Cascadian hop has a unique combination of fruity and herbal notes, ideal for IPAs, Pale Ales and Saisons