Breeding/Development: Washington, USA. Also known as VGXP01 and is exclusively managed by Virgil Gamache Farms of Toppenish, WA, where it was originally found growing wild in 1998.
Brewing Application: With respectable alpha acid content, Amarillo® can be a dual-purpose hop and contribute to bittering additions, but with its unique, highly sought-after aromas and flavors combined with high demand, it’s most often seen in late-kettle or whirlpool additions and as a dry hop. A fixture in American pale ale, IPA, and Imperial IPA formulations.
Sensory: Diverse aromas depending on picking time. Early harvest brings aromas of lemon and candy. Mid-harvest brings aromas of grapefruit, floral, and tropical. Late harvest brings aromas of onion/garlic and dank.
Alpha Acid Range: 8.0 – 11.0%
Beta Acid Range: 6.0 – 7.0%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 21 – 24
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 1.5 – 1.9%
Myrcene: 40 – 50%
Humulene: 19 – 24%
Caryophyllene: 7 – 10%
Farnesene: 6 – 9%