Amarillo is an aroma variety of hops. The Amarillo variety, designated VGXP01 c.v., was discovered by Virgil Gamache Farms Inc. in one of their hop yards in Washington State and propagated and introduced by them as Amarillo. Unlike most varieties of hops, which may be acquired and propagated by the purchase of rhizomes, Amarillo hops are privately grown only by Virgil Gamache Farms; also the organization holds a trademark on the name “Amarillo” for hops. The plant is patented.


Three Floyds Gumball Head

  • The resultant aroma is of medium strength and very distinct.
  • The aroma is described as flowery, spicy and citrus-like with a distinct orange bouquet.
  • The hop is good for flavor and aroma
  • It can also be used for bittering effectively because of the low cohumulone contents

Beers made with Amarillo Hops
Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse
Duvel Tripel Hop 2007 & 2010 editions
Bewdley Brewery Jubilee Ale 2012
Guineu Riner
Saltaire Amarillo Gold
Three Floyds Gumballhead
Smuttynose IPA
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Rogue Yellow Snow IPA (uses ONLY Amarillo hops)
De Molen Amarillo
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale
Brewdog 77 Lager
Ale Asylum Ballistic (uses ONLY Amarillo hops)
Magic Hat’s Circus Boy
Mikkeller Single Hop Amarillo IPA
Just Outstanding IPA – Kern River Brewing Company
New Belgium Mighty Arrow
Founders Red’s Rye Pale Ale

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