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.
Alpha Acid14 - 16%
Beta Acid4 - 5%
Co-humulone18 - 18%
Total Oil1.5 - 1.5 mL/100g
Myrcene33 - 37% of total oil
Linalool0.5 - 0.5% of total oil
Caryophyllene13 - 14% of total oil
Humulene22 - 26% of total oil
Geraniol0.6 - 0.6% of total oil
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