Comet Hops – USA
Described by the USDA as having a “Wild American aroma that is objectionable to some brewers,” this high-alpha hop was replaced by super-alpha varieties in the 1980s. It’s making a comeback thanks to brewers’ newfound appreciation for grassy, grapefruity dankness.
Hop Type: Flavor, Aroma
Aroma Profile: Pungent/Dank, Tropical/Fruit, Citrus
Alpha Acid: 5 – 10%
Possibility of Substitution: Citra, Cascade, Galena
Typically used for: American Pale Ale, American India Pale Ale,