Hop: Amarillo®


Amarillo® is a super version of Cascade that has a distinctive orange character that separates it from Cascade. Trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms and was found by them growing alongside Liberty in their hop yard.

General Information

Alias VGXP01
Profile Floral, stone fruit and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit).
Country United States
Substitutes Ahtanum®, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe®
Pairs with Centennial, Chinook, Columbus
Purpose Aroma
Yield 1100 - 1400 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles American Pale Ale, American Wheat, IPA, Amber
Tolerant Powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 7.0 - 11.0%
Beta Acid 5.5 - 8.0%
Cohumulone 21.0 - 24.0%


Total Oil 1.0 - 2.3 ml/100g
Myrcene 40.0 - 50.0%
Humulene 9.0 - 11.0%
Caryophyllene 2.0 - 7.0%
Farnesene 2.0 - 6.0%
Linalool 0.5 - 0.8%
Geraniol 0.1%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to high
Cones Small size with compact density
Maturity Middle
Ease of Harvest Moderate

Amarillo Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2024-03-30 11:24:23 (Added: 2020-05-10 16:39:08)

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