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

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
14-16%

Beta Acid

0
15
4-5%

Total Oil

0
4
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

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