LUPOMAX™ - Sabro® HBC 438 US Hops

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LUPOMAX™ enriched hop pellets are a natural hop product, concentrated in the resins and essential oils that give hops their distinctive character. They provide intense hop flavors and aromas combined with a decrease in vegetal and grassy attributes.

LUPOMAX™ pellets are produced via the mechanical enrichment of lupulin under highly controlled conditions and low temperatures to protect the sensitive hop components.

LUPOMAX™ has been designed to deliver optimized hop flavor. By reducing the vegetative matter, this pellet provides cleaner, more intense hop flavor without the
undesirable grassy, astringent flavors.

They can be introduced into the brewing process anywhere Type 90 (T90) hop pellets are employed, but best practice is addition late in the kettle boil, to the whirlpool, or preferably as a dry-hop addition during fermentation or maturation.

LUPOMAX™ pellets are hand selected for quality each crop year, gently processed, and designed for maximum consistency.


  • Consistent lupulin concentration for optimized hop flavor
  • Lupulin standardisation for reliable brewing performance
  • Sensory Plus™ process delivers consistency and true-to-type hop flavor
  • Reduces beer loss; More beer to sell

Sabro™ brand HBC 438 is a US aroma hop that is notable for its complexity of fruity and citrus flavors. It imparts distinct tangerine, coconut, tropical fruit, and stone fruit aromas, with hints of cedar, mint, and cream. With a robust brewing performance, Sabro proves to be a strongly expressive hop that translates its flavor incredibly well into beer.


  • LUPOMAX™ Hop Pellets

Pack Sizes:

  • 100g
  • 250g (SAVE 10% OFF 100g Price)
  • 500g (SAVE 15% OFF 100g Price)
  • 1Kg (SAVE 20% OFF 100g Price)

Aroma Profile:

Sabro® imparts a strong and complex fruit flavor to beer. Sabro is a hop with robust brewing performance that consistently translates its distinct flavor to beer. Sabro’s
flavor is notable for its complexity of fruity and citrus flavors, including distinct tangerine, coconut, tropical and stone fruit. In addition, there is a pronounced cream character and secondary flavors of vanilla, cedar, dill, and mint.

Sabro US Hops Beer vs Hops Attributes


Sabro® brand HBC 438 was developed by the Hop Breeding Company and released
in 2018. Sabro’s pedigree is the result of a unique cross pollination of YCR 123, a female neomexicanus hop.

Product Specifications:

Crop Year: 2020
Batch: I-01088-1
AA%: 19.0% (ASBC Spectro)
Oil Content mL\100gm: 2.7
Moisture: 7.9%

Usage Guidance:

Approximately 70% the volume (by weight) of T90 equivalent.

Brewing Application:

“Bigger, bolder, brighter! The reduced vegetative matter of LUPOMAX™ pellets gives me a clean hop flavor and really saves on beer loss, too. Can be used at any stage in the brewing process, but it really shines where flavor intensity and reducing beer loss matter most, like dry hopping.” – Virgil McDonald, HAAS Innovations Brewmaster

Further reading and benefits on LUPOMAX™

We designed LUPOMAX™ to deliver optimized hop flavor. By reducing the vegetative matter, this pellet provides cleaner, more intense hop flavor without the undesirable grassy, astringent flavors.


Our professionally trained sensory team, using our Sensory Plus™ process, assures each batch of hops used to make LUPOMAX™ pellets delivers consistent, true-to-type hop flavors, year-after-year. Sensory Plus™ is sensory-based hop selection coupled with advanced technical analysis and our proprietary production process.


Experimenting is fun, but reliability matters. We get it – there are only so many hours in a brew day, so why waste time reworking a perfect recipe just because of inconsistent product? That’s why we developed LUPOMAX™ - designed with targeted specifications so that you can have reliable brewing performance, every time.


Sustainability is important to us – like it is to you. Don’t short yourself on anything less than a product designed to work as hard as you do! With LUPOMAX™, you use
less hops to make more beer, so it saves on shipping, storage, and brewery handling. Plus, less solids means less waste and more beer to sell.