Comet

Comet
Comet

Pedigree

Cross between English Sunshine and a native North American male

Brewing Usage

Bittering

Aroma

A pungent, wild American aroma with citrus (grapefruit) flavors

Possible Substitutions

Typical Beer Styles

  • Lager

Additional Information

Released by the USDA in 1974 to meet the need for a higher alpha-acid producing hop

Storage Stability

Very good

Alpha Acids

9.0 - 11.0%

Beta Acids

4.0 - 6.1%

Co-Humulone

40 - 45%

Total Oil

1.4 - 3.3 mL / 100g

Myrcene

40 - 65% of total oil

Humulene

1 - 2% of total oil

Caryophyllene

5 - 7% of total oil

Farnesene

< 1% of total oil

General Trade Perception

Contains a "wild American" aroma that can be objectionable to some brewers



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