Amarillo is a branded hop from Washington State that was introduced by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc. This brand is characterized by mid- to high-alpha and low cohumulone content. The extremely high myrcene content in Amarillo helps supercharge its aroma providing a distinct bouquet of tangerines, lemons, apricots, and melons.

Alpha Acids: 8.0 - 11.0%
Beta Acids: 6.0 - 7.0%
Cohumulone: 21 - 24% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.5 - 1.9 mL/100g

Total Oil Composition
Myrcene: 68 - 70%
Humulene: 9 - 11%
Caryophyllene: 2 - 4%
Farnesene: 2 - 4%

Recommended Beer Styles

Wheat Ale, Golden Ale, American style lagers, Pale Ales, India Pale Lager (IPL), India Pale Ale (IPA), Session IPA, New England IPA, Hazy IPA, Imperial IPA.


Amarillo was discovered in 1990 growing wild in a field of Liberty hops by the team at Virgil Gamache Farms. Its pedigree is otherwise unknown.

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