Dec 17, 2020

Terpene Breakdown: Humulene

A Familiar Smell

Humulene, also known as alpha-caryophyllene, is the primary sesquiterpene found in hops plants, and is responsible for the hoppy beer smell – The flavour notes that exist in Humulene are subtle earthy, woody, and spicy notes. 

Also Found In

Humulene can also be found in pine trees, orange orchards, marsh elders, tobacco and sunflowers.

Not The Most Stable

It is a very volatile terpene and will oxidize in sunlight very fast, basically making it an organic aerosol.

Strains That Contain Humulene

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