|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
|Ownership:||™ Hop Breeding Company|
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Purchase Sabro Hops
Sabro hops are available to be purchased at multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.
Origin and Geneology of the Sabro Hop
Sabro is the result of a unique cross-pollination of a female Neomexicanus hop. It was released in 2018.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Sabro Hops
Sabro is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
The Sabro hop has complex and distinct fruit and citrus aromas. It also has a unique blend of tangerine, coconut, tropical and stone fruit flavors underscored by hints of cedar and mint. Sabro proves to be a strongly expressive hop that translates its flavor incredibly well into beer.
Brewing Values for Sabro Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Sabro hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.
|Alpha Acid % (AA)|
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||4.0-7.0%5.5% avg|
|Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.||2:1 - 4:13:1 avg|
|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). The freshest hops will always be the best.||24% (Good) 0.242|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »||20-24%22% avg|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »||1.8-3.5 mL2.7mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||50-68%59% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||7-14%10.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||7-11%9% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||6-36%|
Hop Pairings with Sabro Hops
Some hops just taste better together. We recently analyzed  hundreds of the most popular beers to find which hops are commonly paired together. We found that Citra, Mosaic, Strata & Ekuanot hops are commonly used alongside the Sabro hop. This is not a complete list, but should give you a good idea of what hops are commonly used together.
Here is the relative frequency of the top 4 hops that are used with Sabro:
Beer Styles using Sabro Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Sabro hop include IPA, Pale Ale, Fruit Beer, Porter & Stout.
Sabro Hop Substitutions
If the Sabro hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Sabro substitutions.
There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop variety. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.
Is Sabro available in lupulin powder?
Yes! There is a version of the Sabro hop in lupulin powder form. Sabro lupulin powder is suggested to be used at about half the amount as you'd normally use with pellets. The Cryo/LupuLN2 (Yakima Chief Hops), Lupomax (Haas) and Hopsteiner products are pure concentrated lupulin powder, which add big flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
Sabro Hop Statistics
We love statistics. We've analyzed hundreds of IPAs, dug into the Hop Growers of America's annual reports and researched the history behind some of the most popular beer ingredients. Here are a few of the things we've found interesting about the Sabro hop:
- Sabro hops are primarily grown in Washington state.
- In 2019, the Sabro hop was 20th in total production, coming in at 1,167,100 pounds harvested.
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