Discovered and introduced by Virgil Gamache Farms in Washington State, Amarillo® Brand VGXP01 cv. is an aroma variety that has recently become one of the top 10 varieties utilized by the craft beer industry. It features relatively high alpha acids along with extremely high levels of myrcene for citrus and grapefruit flavors. As a result, it is an excellent dual purpose variety. Amarillo demonstrates good resistance to downy and powdery mildew.
Ubiquitous Amarillo® hops are used in several commercial beers where its 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.
|Also Known As||Amarillo Gold|
|Characteristics||Orange citrus flavor|
|Alpha Acid Composition||8%-11%|
|Beta Acid Composition||6%-7%|
|Yield Amount||1200-1600 kg/hectare (1075-1420 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Storability||Retains 96% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest||Moderate|
|Total Oil Composition||1.5-1.9 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||68%-70%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||9%-11%|
|Substitutes||Cascade (US), Centennial, Ahtanum™, Chinook, Summer|
|Style Guide||American Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, American Wheat, Bitter, Wheat Beer, Red Ale, ESB|