Amarillo is a relatively new American hop variety that has been described as "super cascade." The bitterness is
between 5 and 11% AAU, making Amarillo a good hop for flavor and aroma additions.
The flavor profile is very citrusy, especially leaning toward a distinct orange flavor and aroma. I also find Amarillo to be somewhat sweet until it mellows out in a beer.
This hop was reportedly discovered and introduced by Virgil Gamache Farms Inc. and resulted as a mutation of another hop variety.
Typical Use : Flavor/Aroma - sometimes bittering for higher AAU Crops
All Grain Recipe - Summer IPA ::: 1.066/1.012 (6 Gal)
14 lb. - Pale malt
1/2 lb. - Crystal Malt (60L)
1/2 lb.- CaraPils
Hop Schedule [77 IBU]
1/2 oz. - Magnum Hops - 60 min.
1/2 oz. - Magnum Hops - 45 min.
1 oz. - Cascade Hops - 20 min.
1 oz. - Amarillo Hops - 10 min.
1 oz. - Amarillo Hops - 5 min.
1 oz. - Cascade Hops - 5 min.
1 oz. - Amarillo Hops - At Flameout
White Labs California Ale (WLP001) Yeast - 1800ml starter
Mash at 151° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Boil for 90 min.
Ferment at around 68°
A very citrusy, refreshing but highly hopped IPA.