With a shortage of brewing ingredients upon us, I thought I would take a look at an alternative to Cascade, the popular American hops.
Amarillo hops seem to be gaining wild popularity…to the point where some homebrewers are already over the hype.
Here is some information I have compiled around this hop variety:
Aroma: Citrus-like, More orange than grapefruit, floral
Alpha Acid: 8 – 11% (higher than Cascade)
Typical Usage: Most sources said it should be used as an aroma hop, but there were other sources that stated it could be used as a bittering or a flavor hop. I think it would be safe to say it could be used for multiple purposes.
Beer Styles: Looks like a good fit for Pale Ales and IPAs