The Arpa Darpa research initiative continues with experimental hop HBC692 (recently given the codename TALUS). The breeders who brought us Citra and Mosaic have developed in their underground bio-bunker a new hop mutant derived from Neomexicanus parentage. A blossoming aroma of sweet creamsicle, mamey, papaya, and dried roses wafts from the glass. The palate follows the nose with additional notes of zesty pink grapefruit and black peppercorn. A complex and promising new hop varietal!