Origin: USA. Comet is a cross of English hops with a wild American variety and was first released in 1974. Commercial production ceased in the 1980s as it was phased out in favor of new super-high alpha varieties. Recently however, it has enjoyed a comeback thanks to its unique profile.
Usage: Intended as high-alpha bittering hop when first released, Comet has found a second life as an aroma variety in IPAs, wild ales, farmhouse beers, and other cutting-edge craft styles.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Dominated by citrus zest and fragrant grassy character, with undertones of old-school earthy bitterness.
Alpha Acid: 9 – 12%
Beta Acid: 3 – 6%
Total Oil: 1 – 1.5 mL/100g