Also known as VGXP01, the Amarillo variety is exclusively managed by Virgil Gamache Farms of Toppenish, WA, where it was originally found growing wild in 1998. 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, its most often seen in late-kettle or whirlpool additions and as a dry hop. Amarillo is intense and pungent. Red grapefruit overtones reminiscent of Cascade are overlaid with tropical fruit, tangerine and ripe melon. It can contribute a renowned musty dank quality much prized by those who love it.
Hop Type: Aroma/Dual-Purpose
Origin: United States
Alpha Acid: 8.0 - 11.0%
Similar Varieties: Centennial, Cascade
Common Styles: Pale Ale, IPA, Imperial IPA, Red Ale