A descendant of HBC 463 and a UK male, HBC 682 is a super alpha hop cultivar still in the experimental phase. It has a mild and pleasant aroma with herbal, floral and spicy characteristics. When used as a bittering variety, HBC 682 provides a very neutral flavor and pleasant bitterness. In single hop applications, it has been described as having a strong earthy aroma. HBC 682 is currently available in limited quantities, and as a variety specific CO2 hop extract product.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include strong and earthy.
Alpha Acid18 - 21%
Beta Acid4.5 - 5.5%
Co-humulone30 - 32%
Total Oil1 - 2 mL/100g
Myrcene48 - 52% of total oil
Linalool0.5 - 0.8% of total oil
Caryophyllene4.5 - 5.5% of total oil
Humulene13 - 15% of total oil
Geraniol2 - 2% of total oil
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