Thanks for following and all the positive feedback! Today we will be going over a popular American hop: AMARILLO (VGXP01)
Amarillo (not to be confused with the city in Texas) was discovered by Virgil Gamache Farms in Washington State. Washington is very fertile and I would be lying if I told you they produce anything but great hops. Amarillo is no exception. This diverse aroma hop is usually found in American-style ale, IPA, Wheat, and Red Ale.
Alpha Acids: 7 – 11%
Beta Acids: 5.5 – 8%
Total Oil: 1 – 2.3 mL/100g
Aroma and Flavor: Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Melon, Apricot, and Peach.
The aroma variety found in this hop has become one of the top 10 varieties found in the craft beer industry. Amarillo hop also demonstrates good resistance to downy and powdery mildew (no wonder it’s become so popular). This hop is dual purpose with high alpha acids and extremely high levels of myrcene (citrus and grapefruit flavors). Because of this, Amarillo hop can be used at any stage of your home brewing process (including dry hopping).
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