An Aroma hop

HBC 472

Experimental Variety

United States
HBC 472

aroma profile: Floral, Tropical Fruit, Cedar

Bred by Hop Breeding Company through open pollination of a wild American hop, subspecies neomexicanus, HBC 472 is a dual purpose variety still in experimental phase. The hop displays a unique aroma profile consisting of floral, wood, earth and coconut characteristics. When hopped aggressively in IPA style beers, citrus and grapefruit aromas emerge, along with a distinct whiskey.bourbon and coconut character in the background. These characteristics are especially evident in darker, malt-forward beers. HBC 472 lends itself well to full flavor beer styles such as pale ales, IPAs, porters, stouts and barrel-aged beers.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include floral, wood, coconut and distinct whiskey/bourbon.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

0-5 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    9 - 11%
  • Beta Acid
    7 - 9%
  • Co-humulone
    42 - 46%
  • Total Oil
    0 - 5 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0 - 2% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0 - 0.1% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    20 - 20% of total oil
  • Humulene
    1 - 2% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0.2% of total oil

3 Brewer Reviews


Just brewed an NEIPA with a full pound of this stuff and man does it have an interesting aroma/flavor. It's hard to put my finger on exactly what it smells/tastes like but it's a mix of apricot, coconut, tropical fruit, and some woodiness.

Austin | Apr 7th, 2017

Very unique. I used 4 ounces of 472 late in the boil of a red IPA, and it gave the beer an incredible complex aroma. The flavor is a mix of tropical fruit and coconut. It is fun to experiment with. It added flavors that Are very different than the standard. 4 ounces was almost too overwhelming in a 5 gallon batch.

Jeff | May 18th, 2017

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