HBC 438 was an experimental hop variety originating from the open pollination of YCR 123, a cultivar derived from the subspecies neomexicanus. It is the sister to the well-known experimental HBC 472 and exhibits many of the same characteristics including a unique coconut aroma. In 2018, the Hop Breeding Company renamed HBC 438 “Sabro” and released it to the public. 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. The hops may also impart subtle background hints of coconut, stone fruits, grassy mint and woody cedar. Today, Peaks & Pints salutes Sabro with our to-go beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Sabro On The Fly.
Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Sabro On The Fly
“In collaboration with Catalinbread Mechanisms of Music, we have crafted this beer to pair with their new “Giygas” guitar pedal. A groundbreaking new fuzz pedal that is as versatile as it is awesome,” states Brothers Cascadia Brewing hype. Giygas is brewed with Mandarina Bavaria, Sabro, and Mosaic Cryo for a hazy, hoppy pale with a hint of peach without being too fruity or sweet.
American Solera’s single Sabro hop Palate Jack IPA is bursting with tropical aroma and flavor — so much pineapple and coconut it may leave drinkers thinking about a piña colada. Its bright, crisp, bubbly body accentuates the assertive citrus qualities. In the end there’s a subtle soft sweetness of peach and orange. The tropical notes from the Sabro hops make this beer distinctive.
7.7% ABV, 80 IBU
Based on the name, it’s fair to assume this beer is loaded with exotic tropical fruits, right? Yes, and no. While this beer is not a fruit-added IPA, hops can achieve sublime levels of fruity flavor and aroma all on their own. Stone Brewing‘s Tiki Escape IPA combines the tropical, complex and much-loved Mosaic hops with an intriguing newcomer, Sabro, and its notes of stone fruit and coconut. It’s sweet, tropical and hoppy.