Craft Beer Hop Profile – Amarillo Hops

Craft Beer Hop Profile – Amarillo Hops

 

Craft Beer Hop Profile - Amarillo HopsCraft Beer Hop Profile – Amarillo Hops

The Amarillo hop is primarily brewed with for its aroma characteristics. Created by Virgil Gamache Farms Inc. in Washington State this hop has become a staple in Pacific Northwest style beers. Beers brewed with Amarillo hops have characteristics of flowery, citrus, orange and spicy flavours. The Amarillo hop can be used as a bittering or flavouring hop but is most often used for its defined scent and flavour.

The Amarillo hop contains a very high level of myrcene oil content which causes the unique grapefruit and orange-citrus flavour. This oil can also result in a metallic flavour if used in too great of a proportion. The unique flavour of Amarillo hops actually give a great diversity of use. This type of hop can be used in IPAs, Red ales or even Wheat ales for a unique and flavourful brew highlighting the delicious and aromatic Amarillo Hop.

Have you tasted or brewed with Amarillo hops? Tell us about your impressions in the comments below!

Hop Specs:

Vintage: 2014
Harvest Date: 2014
Alpha Acid: 9.8%

BC Brewed Beers:

Central City Collaboration Amarillo I-5 Ale
Bridge Brewing Black Rye IPA
Deep Cove University Brew Off IPA

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