Amarillo® T-90 Hop Pellets - 2oz
US Amarillo® T90 Hop Pellets, 2 oz sealed package
Amarillo®, discovered by accident by Vigil Gamache Farms in 1990 and named for it's distinctly yellow cones, is notably one of the top 10 hop varieties used in craft beer. This exclusive and patented variety boasts super high myrcene content and the distinct citrus characteristics have become a favorite in the craft beer world.
While Amarillo® can be used as a bittering hop, it really shines in late additions and dry hop additions because of the strong, distinct citrus characteristics. Add heavily in whirlpool and dry hop additions for best results.
Aroma and Flavor
Amarillo® has a very distinct orange and tropical fruit profile with a flowery, almost fresh hay characteristic. Expect big, distinct orange, lemon and citrus flavors, backed by a subtle, fresh grass characteristic. Keep in mind that while Amarillo is a brilliantly delicious hop variety, it's profile can vary significantly from harvest to harvest. Consider a S.M.A.S.H. with each new harvest to properly pinpoint that harvest year's profile.
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Amarillo® is one of my all time favorite aroma hops. This was where I really cut my teeth with these ‘new wave’ hop varieties, so there will always be a little bit of nostalgia for me here. That being said, I appreciate it for what it is, and a bittering hop is generally not it! I like the deep orange characteristic that it throws forward, especially when paired with some Centennial and Imperial Loki or and of the Voss strains. Best combo ever, especially if you bitter with Comet or Bravo, for a nice, easy drinking American IPA.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||8% - 11%|
|Beta Acids:||6% - 7.5%|
|Co-Humulone:||21% - 24%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||1.0 - 2.3 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||40% - 50%|
|Humulene:||9% - 11%|
|Caryophyllene:||2% - 7%|
|Farnesene:||2% - 6%|
|B-Pinene:||0.4% - 0.8%|
|Linalool:||0.5% - 0.8%|
Possible Substitutes for Amarillo®
The commonly accepted substitutes for Amarillo® Cascade and Centennial for the bright, citrusy side of the profile and Simcoe® for the floral, fresh and clean, danky grass, although Simcoe® is distinctly more dank and piney. For best results, consider a blend of 80% Centennial, 10% Simcoe® and maybe 10% Ahtanum to get close.
AMARILLO® is a trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.
Simcoe®, Citra®, and Mosaic® are registered trademarks owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.
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