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Alpha Acid Range %
8.0 - 11.0
Beta Acid Range %
6.0 - 7.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
21 - 24
Total oils mls/100 gr.


Fruity and unmistakable – Amarillo® is an American original.

Breeding/Development: Washington, USA. Also known as VGXP01 and is exclusively managed by Virgil Gamache Farms of Toppenish, WA, where it was originally found growing wild in 1998.

Brewing Application: With respectable alpha acid content, Amarillo® can be a dual-purpose hop and contribute to bittering additions, but with its unique, highly sought-after aromas and flavours combined with high demand, it’s most often seen in late-kettle or whirlpool additions and as a dry hop. A fixture in American pale ale, IPA, and Imperial IPA formulations.

Sensory: Intense and pungent. Red grapefruit overtones reminiscent of Cascade, overlaid with tropical fruit and ripe melon.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Middle

Yield: 1200 – 1600 lbs/acre


Also available: German Amarillo®