Hop Name: Amarillo

Common Usage: Aroma

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:8.0 - 11.0%
Beta Range:8.0 - 11.0%
Cohumulone Range:21.0 - 24.0%
Humulene Range:9.0 - 11.0%
Myrcene Range:68.0 - 70.0%
Farnesene Range:2.0 - 4.0%
Caryophyllene Range:2.0 - 4%
Total Oil Range:1.5 - 1.9 mL/100g
Ubiquitous Amarillo hops are used in several commercial beers, but most notably, Green Flash Brew’s Hop Head Red IPA where Amarillo is one of three hops in the boil, but then also used exclusively in great abundance to dry hop the brew. Amarillo’s ultra-high myrcene content creates a delicious orange citrus flavor. It is also highly acidic, making it perfect for ESB’s and Pale Ales. A varietal of Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc., Amarillo was discovered to be a mutation from another variety. Amarillo is also featured singularly in Three Floyds Brewing Company’s Gumballhead wheat beer where it is employed alongside American Red Wheat.

Commonly used in:
Origin: US
Storage: Good
Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit) characteristics

Possible Substitutions:
Ahtanum  Cascade  Centennial  Summit  Simcoe  Rakau