This experimental hop blend is most commonly used as an amazing aroma hop, although it can be considered a dual-purpose hop. With an alpha acid range from 10% to 12.5%, Zythos offers a smooth bittering agent when used in this manner.
When used for its aromatic qualities, expect lots of fruity citrus and tropical notes like pineapple, with hints of pine and spice thrown in. This makes Zythos a perfect choice for IPAs and Pales, but really any hop-forward brew. Zythos pellet hops can be hard to find, and you would really have to use a combination of hops like Citra® and Amarillo® hops or Simcoe® to get a similar effect.