Origin: USA. Ekuanot® was developed by the Hop Breeding Company and first released in 2014 as HBC 366. Its name was changed from Equinox to Ekuanot® in September 2016.
Usage: Aroma and flavor in IPAs, sours, wheat beers, and other styles requiring strong flavor contribution from hops. Ekuanot® has been featured in many single-hop beers. Its high oil content (favoring myrcene and humulene in particular) make it a good candidate for late, whirlpool, or dry hop additions.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Ekuanot® is known for delivering a complex array of aromatics, suggestive of lime, apple, melon, berry, cedar, papaya, bay leaves, eucalyptus, clove, sage, and tobacco.
Alpha Acid Range: 14.5 – 15.5%
Beta Acid Range: 4.5 – 5.5%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 32 – 38
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 2.5 – 4.5