aroma profile: Citrus, Stone Fruit, Tropical Fruit, Herbal
Developed by Hop Breeding Company, HBC 438 is an experimental variety originating from the open pollination of YCR 123, a cultivar derived from the subspecies neomexicanus. It is the sister to the well-known experimental HBC 472 and exhibits many of the same characteristics. Specific aroma descriptors include mango, coconut, grapefruit, lemon grass and wood.
Vinnie Cilurzo and Russian River Brewing Company created Ron Mexico, a special HBC 438 beer exclusive. To view a sample recipe of Ron Mexico using HBC 438 hops, click here.
Aroma: Specific descriptors include peachy stone fruit, tropical pineapple, and lime with herbal notes of cedar and coconut; exceptionally distinct and pleasant.
Alpha Acid12.4 - 14.9%
Beta Acid5.1 - 6%
Co-humulone23 - 25%
Total Oil3 - 3.4 mL/100g
B-Pinene0.8 - 1% of total oil
Myrcene61 - 66% of total oil
Linalool0.4 - 0.5% of total oil
Caryophyllene9.7 - 10.5% of total oil
Farnesene< 1.0% of total oil
Humulene8.5 - 8.7% of total oil
Geraniol0.8 - 1% of total oil
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