Origin and Description
AMARILLO® (‘VGXP01’ variety) hops originated in the U.S. and brings a relatively high alpha acid kick to the table ranging from 9% to 11%. This particular variety is packed with citrus aroma and flavor making it a great dual purpose hops. The myrcene oil content within the cone is some of the highest, and this explains its grapefruit and orange flavor. This myrcene level can also contribute a metallic flavor to the beer if used in abundance.
Virgil Gamache Farms Inc. introduced this grower's delight, that is tolerant to most common wilt and mildew diseases. Although it's yield is relatively low, VGXP01 hops is a fairly vigorous grower. VGXP01 hops are usually sold under the brand name AMARILLO® and is used in a number of commercial beers, showing that VGXP01 hops are applicable from American Wheat to Hoppy Reds.
About Virgil Gamache Farms Inc.
AMARILLO® Hops Usage
AMARILLO® hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
AMARILLO® Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for amarillo® hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
AMARILLO® Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||8%-11%|
|Beta Acid Composition||6%-7%|
AMARILLO® Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|AMARILLO® Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|AMARILLO® Cone Size||Small|
|AMARILLO® Cone Density||Compact|
AMARILLO® Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for AMARILLO® Hops is Low at 1200 - 1600 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||AMARILLO® Hops maintains 6%-6% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
AMARILLO® Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.5-1.9 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||68%-70%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||9%-11%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||2%-4%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||2%-4%|
AMARILLO® Hops Substitutes
|Cascade (U.S.)||Cascade Hops aroma and flavor is best summed up, as simply, American Pale Ale. There is also New Zealand as well as Argentinean Cascade. This particular varie...|
|Ahtanum||Ahhh yes...Ahtanum hops. Ahtanum was developed in the Ahtanum Creek Valley in Yakima County in Washington. Yakima Chief Ranches bred this aromatic hops vari...|
|Centennial||Centennial Hops is a celebration of the gods in a medium compact cone form. Named after the Washington State festival sharing the same name, this variety was a...|
|Chinook||Chinook Hops was a child of the 1980's, introduced the same year as Rocky IV (Rocky vs. Ivan Drago)....ie 1985. The USDA crossed Petham Golding with USDA 63102...|
Common Beer Styles for AMARILLO® Hops
|American Pale Ale|
|American India Pale Ale|