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Yakima Valley Hops - CTZ


Description: ""CTZ" stands for Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus. These three hop varietals are nearly indistinguishable from one another despite going by different names (mostly for copyright reasons). CTZ has earthy and spicy characteristics that make it an ideal bittering hop for many styles including IPAs, Stouts, and even Lagers. Its Alpha Acids clock in between 14-16%, which contributes an impressive bite. Some undertones of oranges and grapefruit can be achieved in the aroma with later hop additions, but CTZ is not typically used in SMaSH beers. Aroma: Earthy, spicy, pungent, with some citrus overtones. Not overwhelmingly citrus like Cascade"

Most Used In:

Style Uses Avg. Usage Usage Range
Specialty IPA: New England IPA1511%1% - 50%
American IPA1218%7% - 56%
No Profile Selected531%14% - 50%
Imperial Stout465%17% - 100%
American Pale Ale463%9% - 100%
Specialty IPA: Black IPA311%7% - 17%
Double IPA323%6% - 44%
Imperial IPA324%6% - 44%
American Stout2100%100% - 100%
American Amber Ale237%33% - 41%
Saison28%4% - 13%
Blonde Ale253%7% - 100%