Origin: USA. Comet is a cross of English hops with a wild American variety and was first released in 1974. Commercial production actually ceased in the 1980s as it was phased out in favour of new super-high alpha varieties, but it has enjoyed a comeback thanks to its unique profile.
Usage: Intended as a 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 & Flavour Characteristics: Dominated by citrus zest and fragrant grassy character, with undertones of wild forest fruit and old-school earthy bitterness.
Maturity: Middle to late
Yield: 1,600-1,900 lbs/acre