AMARILLO® Hop Pellets



Country of Origin United States
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha 21 – 24
Alpha Acid Range 8.0 – 11.0%
Total Oil  1.5 – 1.9 mL/100 g
Beta Acid Range 6.0 – 7.0%


Amarillo® hops are a popular variety among home brewers and the craft brewing world for good reasons. Amarillo® hops provide moderate bitterness and are often used in American-style ales, including IPAs and Pale Ales, both as a bittering and aroma hop. 

Amarillo® hops have a typical alpha acid range of 8-11%, and they’re known for their distinct citrus, tropical and floral flavor and aroma. Amarillo® hops are often used in late boil additions and dry hopping. Their citrus qualities resemble orange and lemon, but much stronger. Amarillo® pairs well with hops like Cascade, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, and Mosaic in juicy IPAs and pale ales. If you’re a fan of hop-forward beers, Amarillo® hops are definitely worth exploring in the sense of use them now, and you’ll be happy!

Fun fact:  Amarillo® hops were accidentally discovered by Virgil Gamache Farms in 1990 when they found them growing alongside their Liberty hop field. They began cultivating these hops in 1991, and then patented them as a new variety in 2003, with a side serving of trademark, after which they were released for sale.  

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