Despite being around since the early 60's, Comet has seen a recent surge in popularity. Brewers who prefer Comet's lower Alpha Acid (9-12%) and well-rounded flavor profile. Comet is zesty with grapefruit and tangerine, but is backed by some unique grassy and herbal elements. Some brewers describe Comet's unique aroma as "Wild American" that produces one-of-kind beers.
Aroma: Mandarin, lemongrass, black currant, apricot, pineapple
Typical Usage: Dual purpose Pedigree Open pollination Alpha Acid: 9-12.0% Beta Acids 3.0 - 6.1 % Cohumulone 40 - 45 % of alpha acids 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
COMET HOP SUBSTITUTIONS
Comet being an older hop that is well known for its "wild American" flavor, bred for bittering, and often used in American-style lagers. Columbus and Centennial both carry wonderful bittering characteristics making them the perfect substitute for Comet.