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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA
Noble: No
Uses: bittering or aroma
Beer styles: American ales and IPA
Substitutions: Cascade, Centennial
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 8-11 %
Beta Acids: 6-7 %
Cohumulone: 21-24 %
Myrcene: 68-70 %
Humulene: 9-11 %
Caryophyllene: 2-4 %
Farnesene: 2-4 %
Total Oil: 1.5-1.9 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

good %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: medium to good
Harvest: midseason

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

Amarillo® is a privately grown and registered hop variety; it was introduced recently but has been extremely popular with brewers seeking a Cascade-type hop with a distinctive American character. It is considered by many to be ideal for dry hopping, but also gives a clean bitterness due to low cohumulone content.

The flavor has citrus and floral notes, and something like a Cascade character, but with more bitterness. Amarillo is a registered trademark of Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc., where the hop was originally developed.