A Dual Purpose hop

HBC 431

Experimental Variety

United States
HBC 431

aroma profile: Floral, Citrus, Spicy, Tropical Fruit, Fruity, Herbal

Bred by Hop Breeding Company but with little known family history, HBC 431 is a dual-purpose variety still in experimental phase. It features a complex assortment of aroma characteristics including fruit, earthy and herbal aromas. Its fruit character has been described as peach, berry and tropical fruit. HBC 431 is well suited for a variety of beer styles that aim to deliver fine fruit aromas. Bitterness potential is good.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include peach, berry, tropical fruit, citrus and herbal.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

1.5-1.5 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    14 - 16%
  • Beta Acid
    4 - 5%
  • Co-humulone
    18 - 18%
  • Total Oil
    1.5 - 1.5 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    33 - 37% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.5 - 0.5% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    13 - 14% of total oil
  • Humulene
    22 - 26% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.6 - 0.6% of total oil

5 Brewer Reviews

Literally trying this for the first time drinking Deschutes 2017 chasin freshies. All 431 fresh hop. Getting a lot of "spicy" musk melon, hints of lemon zest, bitter arugula and pine. Only one bottle into a six pack and not sure on my thoughts yet. Will see how my palette adjusts to it. Right now the flavors and mount feel seen to fight each other.

Eric Hulme | Oct 25th, 2017

The aromas from this hop are wonderfully tropical. Used in a Session IPA with Mittelfruh as the bittering and 431 pellets in the FV, and it's flavours are far more rounded and juicy than a lot of the more well known varieties.

Steve | Nov 10th, 2017

Absolutely amazing variety of flavors, very tropical arena, great for making late addition IPA

David | Dec 16th, 2017

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