Washington, USA. Also known as VGXP01, 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 contributes 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.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics
Intense and pungent. Red grapefruit overtones reminiscent of Cascade, overlaid with tropical fruit and ripe melon.
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