Sabro™ Hops Pellets
Formerly known as HBC 438, Sabro™ was released by the Hop Breeding Company in 2018. It is the result of a unique cross-pollination of a female neomexicanus hop.
With a multifaceted bouquet and high level of aromatic oils (particularly myrcene), Sabro™excels in finishing and dry hop additions providing aromas of fruit and citrus, particularly tangerine, coconut, tropical and stone fruits with undertones of cedar and mint.
Flavor Profile: Tangerine, coconut, tropical and stone fruit with hints of cedar
Beer Styles (most likely to be used in): American style ales
- Alpha Acids: 12.0 - 16.0%
- Beta Acids: 4.0 - 7.0%
- Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 20 - 24%
- Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 2.5 - 3.5 mL/100g
- Myrcene: 50 - 70%
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale,IPA|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Alpha Acid||High (10+%)|
Sabro™ Hops Pellets
In making my "pineapple" IPA I could not find my usual HBC-438 Hops. A friend recommended Sabro Hops a substitute. Good call! I got the session-able IPA I came to enjoy every summer. I get a little concerned every time I have to change a favorite recipe. It was unwarranted this time.
I had never before used these hops, but was curious because they supposedly taste like coconut. I don't get that at all, and a strong floral character comes through, instead, but that isn't Northern Brewer's fault because the hops arrived promptly and the pellets were in fine condition for my brew day!
I used this hop which was delivered in the Luckiest Man All-Grain Kit. This recipe was what I brewed for my daughter's wedding in May, and it was served at her shower. I cannot tell you how many positive comments I have received on the taste and aroma of that batch! This is now my new "session beer" that appears to be an across-the-board crowd-pleaser. The only tweak was that I dry-hopped in the primary after 1 week instead of in the secondary. The hop flavor and aroma definitely pop with grapefruit and tropical, with no noticeable off-flavors or dankness.
I made a NEPA with it and I couldn't be happier. Even with the mosaic and galaxy next to it, the HBC 438 shines and almost stands out. This is easily my favorite hop right now!