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What it does :

Zeus hops can be used for bittering, flavor, and aroma/finishing additions to your brew kettle. This hop can also be used for dry-hopping additions. You can use Zeus hops to make the following beer styles: Barley Wine, Imperial Brown Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale, Imperial Red Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Stout. Substitutes for Zeus hops include: Columbus, Tomahawk.

What it is:

The Zeus hop variety is cultivated in the Pacific Northwest. It is similar in character to the Columbus and Tomahawk hop varieties, and therefore known as one of the CTZ hops. However, it is genetically distinct. The pedigree of the Columbus hop is suspected to include the Brewer's Gold variety. The Zeus hop variety has strong bittering capabilities but is also a pleasantly aromatic hop.

Vital Statistics

Alpha Acid (%):

15 - 17

Beta Acid (%):

4.5 - 5.5

Cohumulone (% of AA):

30 - 35

Total Oils (%v/w):

2 - 3

- Myrcene (% of whole oil):

25 - 25

- Humulene (% of whole oil):

15 - 25

- Caryophyllene (% of whole oil):

8 - 12

- Farnesene (% of whole oil):


Stability in storage:



Here is some guidance for your homebrewing hop additions:

  • For bittering, add hops as desired no later then 15 minutes from end of the boil.
  • For aroma, add hops 5-15 minutes from end of the boil.
  • For flavor, add hops 2-5 minutes from the end of the boil.
  • For dry-hop character, add directly to the primary or secondary fermenter.
  • The specific hop amount needed for a 5 gallon (18.9 liter) batch will vary. The main factors that determine the quantity of hops that you need are the alpha acid content of your hops, the boiling time that you select, and the bitterness targets for your recipe.

    Use our Hop Utilization, Hop Bill, and Hop Alpha Acid Loss Calculators to help you do the math to help determine how to best use Zeus hops in your next homebrew recipe.


    In general, you prepare your hops for use in beermaking by:

  • Ensuring that they are stored in sealed containers under refrigeration for maximum freshness prior to use.
  • Pre-measuring the amounts you plan to add for different stages of the wort boil.
  • Note that hops are available to brewers in a variety of forms (whole, plug, pellet).

    Related Links

    Hop Bill
    Hop Utilization
    Hop Alpha Acid Loss
    Weight Conversion
    Color Conversion