HBC 630 is a unique hop cultivar with origins from a 2008 cross between HBC 364 and male parent 21-10-21. Developed by the Hop Breeding Company, this experimental hop boasts a complex and fruity aroma profile featuring sweet fruits and berries such as raspberry and cherry. Additionally, its sweet candy-like esters and lactones contribute creamy notes of peach and banana.
The distinct flavors and aromas of HBC 630 make it a versatile hop for brewing various beer styles. Try brewing a Wheat Ale, Golden Ale, American-style lager, Pale Ale, and/or India Pale Lager (IPL).
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|Hop Growers Code:||N/A|
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HBC 630 is complex and fruity, with Sweet Fruits and Berries like Raspberry and Cherry, along with sweet candy-like esters and lactones giving creamy notes of peach and banana.
HBC 630 Flavor And Aroma
HBC 630 is a dual-purpose hop that is often described to have the following aroma characteristics:
HBC 630 Hop Oil Breakdown
Hop oils can vary from year to year and farm to farm but based on our research, here are the typical values we have seen reported. This information comes from various hop farms, The Hop Aroma Compendium, and For The Love Of Hops.
|Alpha Acid % (AA)|
Alpha acids are what is isomerized when boiling to create bitterness in beer.
|12% – 15%|
|Beta Acid %|
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
|5.5% – 6.3%|
This ratio of alpha acids to beta acids determines how quickly bitterness fades during aging. Lower ratios are common for aromatic varieties.
|2:1 – 3:1|
|Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha|
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
|23% – 26%|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)|
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
|2.1mL – 3.0mL|
|25% – 45%|
|15% – 20%|
|12% – 18%|
|0% – 1%|
|Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||16% – 48%|
|Hop Storage Index (HSI)|
The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C).
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|Hop Storage Index (HSI) Rating||Data Not Available|
HBC 630 Hop Substitutions
Replacing one hop for another is seldom straightforward but sometimes you don’t have the right hop or the right quantity of hops for the beer you want to make. For those situations, we have made a comprehensive list of hops to substitute on brew day.
These substitutions aren’t perfect as hop chemistry is pretty complex.
We wanted to make this list of substitutions with varietals that are easy to find when possible. For HBC 630, we recommend substituting with the following hops:
For the most part, any hop could have a place in just about any beer style. Based on popular beers, historical usage, and our own preferences, we would recommend using HBC 630 for IPA, New England IPA, Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Golden Ale. That being said, experiment and see what works best for you.
Hieronymus, Stan. For The Love of Hops. Brewers Publications, 2012
The Hop Aroma Compendium. 2012