An Aroma hop


Brand HBC 366

United States

aroma profile: Citrus, Tropical Fruit, Fruity, Herbal

Developed by Hop Breeding Company and released in 2014, Ekuanot™ Brand HBC 366 features pronounced aroma characteristics and extremely high oil content. This variety bursts out of the spring soil in vibrant yellow and gradually matures to a deep green color by fall harvest.

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Aroma: Specific descriptors include melon, berry, orange peel, lime, papaya, pine and fresh peppers.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

2.5-4 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    13 - 15.5%
  • Beta Acid
    4 - 5%
  • Co-humulone
    31 - 36%
  • Total Oil
    2.5 - 4 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.4 - 0.8% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    30 - 45% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.2 - 0.5% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    8 - 12% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    12 - 20% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.2 - 0.2% of total oil

16 Brewer Reviews


I love this hop! I used it as the only hop in a Mango Habanero IPA and it was absolutely Delicious! I have about 9.5 oz. left and going to do a SMASH beer with it to really see what its got!

Jake Held | Jun 23rd, 2016

I used this hop back when it was called Equinox and I really liked it. Great "modern" tropical fruity hop!

Ben | Oct 13th, 2016

Made for a lovely single hop APA, of which the drinkers have begged for more.

HULLABALOO BREW | Oct 21st, 2016

Received these hops with a recipe when I joined the AHA. By far my favorite pale ale I have brewed. Awesome!

Dan Duncan | Nov 1st, 2016

Under prior name 'Equinox' I brewed a delicious tropical stout with just this for hopping (23ibu for 60 min then 5ibu for 10 min) together with Rapadura/Rapadou sugar and Wyeast 1728 scottish.

Also part of the fruity choir of hops in my apricot brett blonde. (with mosaic and wai'iti)

Joel | Nov 25th, 2016

Very happy with this hop. Giving strong fresh orange aroma and flavor. I would absolutely use it again in my base ipa recipe and triple the dry hopping schedule.

Mike | Dec 16th, 2016

Very good. I used in an American Wheat (steep and dry hop). Very good. Complex. Lots of fruit flavors and aroma with some spicy pepper.

Tommy | Jan 7th, 2017

Love this Hop! I've used in three different recipes so far and everyone that tries one, ask me if I could brew them a whole batch and they would pay me for it. I've used as just aroma, aroma & bittering and then also only as a dry hop addition.

JJ Holle | May 2nd, 2017

Amazing flavor! Brewed a Golden Promise Smash brew with Ekuanot. It's the perfect fruit flavor I've been looking for. Can't wait to brew more with this hop. Might be my new favorite.

Tricia W | Jul 18th, 2017

Brewed the YCH sample APA recipe and used a mix of regular and cryo Ekuanot and Simcoe hops in a 20 minute steep and 4 day dry hop--used vienna malt and skipped the acid malt. Placed 2nd with a score of 40.5 in a recent comp. the aroma and fruity taste is amazing!

Phil | Aug 22nd, 2017

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