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HBC 682 Hops

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Developed by the Hop Breeding Company, LLC (HBC) which is a joint venture between John I. Haas, Inc. and Yakima Chief Ranches, L.L.C. (YCR). HBC 682 is a high alpha acid variety of hops, with an alpha acid content of around 14-18%. In addition to its bitterness, HBC 682 is known for its strong citrus and pine aromas, which can give your beer a refreshing and aromatic character. It is also considered a dual-purpose hop, this means it can be used for both bittering and aroma additions. HBC 682 is a relatively new variety, so it has not yet been widely used in commercial beer production. However, it has the potential to be a versatile hop that can be used in a lot of beer styles.

Country of Origin:United States
Hop Growers Code:HBC 682

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HBC 682 Flavor And Aroma

HBC 682 is a dual-purpose hop that is often described to have the following aroma characteristics:





pine trees

earthy, woody

HBC 682 Hop Oil Breakdown

Hop oils can vary 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.
17.0% – 20.0%
Beta Acid %
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
5.0% – 8.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio
This ratio of alpha acids to beta acids determines how quickly bitterness fades during aging. Lower ratios are common for aromatic varieties.
3:1 – 4:1
Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
28% – 34%
Total Oils (mL/100g)
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
2.0% – 4.0%
green, resinous
60% – 70%
woody, piney
5% – 10%
2% – 6%
0.1% – 1%
Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selinene12.3% – 33.7%
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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HBC 682 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 682, we recommend substituting with the following hops:

Beer Styles

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 682 hops for , , , , and . 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