What’s The Hop? Game 3 Hop Description

The following are the descriptions for the 3 hop choices in Game Three of “What’s The Hop?”.

HOP 1 – HBC 586

HBC 586 is an experimental hop from the Hop Breeding Company – a joint venture between John I Haas and Yakima Chief Ranches.

The aroma has been described as “a large medley of fruit flavors…Mango, guava, lychee, citrus.”

Has a high Alpha Acid content ranging from 12 to 13%

Aroma Profile: Sweet Fruit, Citrus, Herbal

Flavor Profile: Mango, Orange, Pepper

HOP 2 – HBC 630

HBC 630 was bred in 2008 as cross between two other experimental hops – HBC 364 and Male Parent 12-10-21.

Featured an aroma of Sweet fruits, raspberry, cherry and candy-like esters of peach and banana

Has a high Alpha Acid content ranging from 13 t o14%.

Aroma Profile: Red Berries, Stone Fruit, Estery

Flavor Profile: Sweet Fruits, Berry and Currant, Creme Caramel

HOP 3 – HBC 638

HBC 638 is an experimental hop from the Hop Breeding Company – a joint venture between John I Haas and Yakima Chief Ranches.

Has been compared to Centennial for it’s familiar aromas and bright citrus and fresh flower character.

Brewers has noted Mango, pineapple, banana, cherry, strawberry, and cantaloupe as just some the flavors and aromas coming from this hop

Has a high Alpha Acid content ranging from 12 to 16%

Aroma Profile: Tropical fruit, melon, red berries, orange

Flavor Profile: Sweet fruits, Berry & Currant, Citrus