Amarillo is an aroma variety of hops. The Amarillo variety, designated VGXP01 c.v., was discovered and introduced by Virgil Gamache Farms Inc. in Washington State. Unlike most varieties of hops, which may be acquired and propagated by the purchase of rhizomes, Amarillo hops are privately grown only by Virgil Gamache Farms; the organization holds a trademark on the name "Amarillo."
Alpha Acids: High Alpha
Hop Aroma: Floral and Citrusy
Hop Usage: Bittering and Aroma
General Trade Perception: Gaining acceptance, viewed somewhat as a Cascade Type
Possible Substitutions: Cascade, Centennial, possibly Chinook or Ahtanum
Typical Beer Styles: American Ales, IPA
Additional Information: Very limited acreage at this time.
Pedigree: Privately grown and registered.
Yield: Not determined yet
Growth Habit: Good
Disease/Pest Susceptibility: Fairly resistant to all diseases
Cone-Structure: Small, tight cone
Aroma: Floral and citrusy
Alpha Acids: 8 – 11% w/w
Beta Acids: 6 – 7% w/w
Co-Humulone: 21 – 24 of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.5 – 1.9 mls/100 grams
Myrcene: 68 – 70% of whole oil
Humulene: 9 – 11% of whole oil
Caryophyllene: 2 – 4% of whole oil
Farnesene: 2 – 4% of whole oil