Aptly named after the god of lightning and thunder, proprietary American hybrid variety Zeus is a high yielding hop with a pleasant aroma noted for its pungent hoppy “kick” and spicy, herbal flavor and aroma.
Though it is sometimes considered identical to Columbus and Tomahawk®, or CTZ as they are sometimes sold, it has been identified as being genetically distinct from these two varieties. It does share remarkable similarities to both however. Though the exact parentage of Zeus has not been identified it is suspected to have been derived from Brewers Gold.
|Also Known As||CTZ|
|Characteristics||Sweet citrus, herbal aromas|
|Alpha Acid Composition||13%-17.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.5%-6.5%|
|Seasonal Maturity||Mid to late|
|Yield Amount||2690-3365 kg/hectares (2400-3000 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Very high|
|Resistant to||Resistant to powdery mildew|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||2.4-4.5 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||45%-55%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||9%-14%|
|Farnesene Oil||< 1%|