Developed by Hop Breeding Company, Sabro (HBC 438) is an experimental variety originating from the open pollination of YCR 123, a cultivar derived from the subspecies
From the creators of Citra, Mosaic, and Loral Hops
Sabro was the creation of Hop Breeding Company (HBC). These were the same folks who previously came up with such great beer hops as Citra, Mosaic, and Loral. If it is anything like those hops listed above, there will be plenty of Sabro hopped beers to drink in the future.
Sabro is a very unique hop. It has notable characteristics of fruit and citrus, mostly a distinct tangerine flavor. It also contains coconut, tropical fruit and stone fruit flavors. Interestingly, some have said they have noticed hints of mint, cedar, and even cream. This makes for one insanely unique, nonpareil hop. Upon initial tasting while bottling, I noticed a huge tangerine and mango flavor.
Vinnie Cilurzo and Russian River Brewing Company created Ron Mexico, a special Sabro (HBC 438) beer exclusive.
Aroma: Specific descriptors include peachy stone fruit, tropical pineapple, and lime with herbal notes of cedar and coconut; exceptionally distinct and pleasant.
Alpha Acid: 12.4 - 14.9%
Beta Acid: 5.1 - 6%
Total Oil: 3 - 3.4 mL/100g