Amarillo® Pellets are one of those legendary varieties that is now in the top 10 most widely used hops. Developed by Virgil Gamache Farms in the Yakima Valley, it was originally named VGXP01 cv.
Amarillo® offers solid bittering properties in the 9-11% Alpha Acid range and it packs one of the highest myrcene oil contents (60-70% of total oils) of any hop. This gives it a very sweet citrus flavor and aroma that is closer to oranges than grapefruit. The citrus character is backed by some light floral notes as well as melon and peaches.
Beer Style: Pale Ales and IPAs
Characteristics: Citrus, more orange than grapefruit, floral
Typical usage: Dual
Alpha Acids: 8.0 – 11.0 %
Beta Acids: 6.0 – 7.0 %
Cohumulone: 21 – 24 % of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.5 – 1.9 ml/100g
Myrcene: 68 – 70 % of total oil
Humulene: 9 – 11 % of total oil
Caryophyllene: 2 – 4 % of total oil
Farnesene: 2 – 4 % of total oil
All pellets sold by the pound (lb.)