Punchy and bright tangerine and grapefruit citrus gives way to secondary lemon grass, eucalyptus, and floral notes.
Alpha Acid Range %
9.0 - 12.0
Beta Acid Range %
3.0 - 6.0
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha
Total Oil mL/100 g
1.0 - 1.5
Breeding/Development: 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, Comet has enjoyed a comeback thanks to its unique sensory profile.
Brewing Application: First released as a high-alpha bittering hop, Comet is reborn as an aroma variety in IPAs, wild ales, farmhouse beers, and other cutting-edge craft styles.
Sensory: Bright citrus with lemon and lime notes take center stage, supported by herbal impressions and warm vanilla.