HBC-472’s unique character is commonly described as “coconut and woody”. This is predominantly the result of a higher-than-usual Caryophyllene content that comprises about 30% of total oils. Test batches of aggressively-hopped IPAs lent big “citrus and grapefruit aromas, but a fascinating whiskey/bourbon and coconut character break into the background.” This oak and coconut becomes more pronounced in darker malt-centric styles.
Sister to the newly announced Sabro hop variety, sharing it’s coconut notes.
A good hop for Pale Ales, IPA’s, Porters and Stouts.