Amarillo Hops

Characteristics

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.

Specifications

Typical Use : Flavor/Aroma - sometimes bittering for higher AAU Crops
Alpha Acid : 5 to 11% AAU (variable)
Origination : USA
Commercial Examples : Three Floyds Gumballhead
Characteristics : Citrus, Orange, Sweet
Styles : American Pale Ale, American IPA
Similar Hops : Cascade, Ahtanum

 

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All Grain Recipe - Summer IPA ::: 1.066/1.012 (6 Gal)

Grain Bill

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

Yeast

White Labs California Ale (WLP001) Yeast - 1800ml starter

Mash/Boil

Mash at 151° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Boil for 90 min.
Ferment at around 68°

Notes

A very citrusy, refreshing but highly hopped IPA.

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