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Old 03-07-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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How is amarillo hops for flavor in apa's. Let's say at the 20 min mark?

Is this hop good / great / or bad for flavor?

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IMO, it is a fantastic hop for flavor. I find it to be a more mellow grapefruit taste. Its like cascade but smoother and not as POW in your face.

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Hmm ya I'm thinking about tweaking my APA recipe that was awesome just to expirment with certain things. I was debating whether or not to sub Amarillo in place of Cascade, but not sure. I really like Cascade a lot.

What about dubbling up and using Cascade and Amarillo (overkill?)

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I love amarillo hops! I use them in several of my best IPAs and APAs. I've never used them with cascades before, though. I know that they are wonderful mixed with simcoe hops.

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There are a number of all amarillo beers on the market. Rogue Yellow Snow IPA has good distribution.

I like it with simcoe and prefer centennial for a stand alone citrusy hop.

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I do a lot of Amarillo based beers, I also have mixed them with Cascade at all stages of boil and dry-hopping. My opinion is that Amarillo and Cascade are similar, but do not complement each other as well as expected. I get too much grapefruit/citrus from the two together as flavor hops.

Amarillo at 20 is great, aroma, taste and bittering. I would choose one or the other for your "featured" hop. If you can get your hands on the Green Flash HopHead Red, it is late hopped and dry hopped with Amarillo-that is a fantastic beer.

As remilard mentions, I like Amarillo with Simcoe too.

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i like to use Amarillo with Chinook. They seem to compliment each other well. Small 2:1 Amarillo to Chinook. Trust me.

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I love amarillo for everything

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I just added a pound of amarillo to my hopsdirect order.

I'm thinking of doing something like EdWort's Haus Pale:

8 lbs. 2-Row Pale Malt
2 lbs. Vienna Malt
0.5 lb. Crystal 10L Malt
1.0 oz Cascade 6.6% at 60 min.
0.5 oz. Cascade 6.6% at 30 min.
0.25 oz. Cascade 6.6% at 15 min.
0.25 oz. Cascade 6.6% at 5 min.

Only using Amarillo instead of Cascade, adjusting IBU for 35-40. I would mash low (150ish) and ferment at 65 with an american ale yeast.

I figure that this should give me a good handle what amarillo tastes like and get me a pretty good beer as well.

What do you think?

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Amarillo pwns Cascade imo.

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