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.
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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 a female neomexicanus hop.
Notable for its complexity of fruity and citrus flavors Sabro™ imparts distinct tangerine, coconut, tropical fruit, and stone fruit aromas, with hints of cedar, mint, and cream.
Typical Beer Styles
- Crop: 2020 Alpha Acids 13.8% ASBC SPECTRO Batch: I-00457-1
- Alpha Acids* 12.0 – 16.0%
- Beta Acids 4.0 – 7.0 %
- Cohumulone 20 - 24 % of alpha acids
- Total Oil 2.5 – 3.5 ml/100g
- Myrcene 51 - 68 % of total oil
- Humulene 7 - 14 % of total oil
- Caryophyllene 7 - 11 % of total oil
- Farnesene < 1 % of total oil
General Trade Perception:
Sabro™ is a robust brewing performance with a versatility that lends itself to many styles, particularly hop-forward beers
Craft Beer Examples:
Further Reading & Knowledge:
Most every hop that you know and love is of European descent. Though they have been grown here, in some cases for over a century, they did not originate here. That is, they’re derived from European hops. They may have been developed and bred here, but their ancestors are not native. Neomexicanus is a genetically distinct subspecies of the hop family that has been growing wild in the mountains of New Mexico for the past million years. The official name of the sub-species is humulus lupulus var. neomexicanus.
According to the press release about this new hop, Sabro’s exceptional flavor profile has its roots in its H. lupulus var. neomexicanus heritage. Indigenous to the American Southwest, the neomexicanus “wild hops” can be difficult to breed.
Sauces of Brewspiration:
Kendall Jones (2018), INTRODUCING SABRO – A NEW, HIGHLY ANTICIPATED HOP VARIETY Washington Beer Blog