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Old 11-25-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Amarillo - As only hop for IPA

Just curious what you guys think about Amarillo hops. I was originally going to do a Two-Hearted clone with Centennial, but my local shop was out of them. I did however score a lot of Amarillo. I have used them with Cascade and Simcoe in the past for pale ales and IPA's, but I have never used them as the only hop.

Any opinions on this one? Brew day is Friday and I can't really get any other suitable hops except for cascade / northern brewer / sterling.

60 min - 2oz
30 min - 1oz
15 min - 1oz
10 min - .5oz
5 min - .5oz
0 min - .5oz
Dry hop - 1oz

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Old 11-25-2008, 02:14 PM   #2
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Amarillo are amazing. They're fairly similar to Centennial, and very good in IPAs. I made an IPA with just Amarillo as a hop, and just Vienna as the grain, and it was really, really good.

My 2c on your hopping schedule would be to lose the 30 minute addition and add those hops elsewhere, but TBH whether you did that or not, I reckon with that amount of Amarillo you'll have a really good beer.


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Old 11-25-2008, 02:18 PM   #3
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Amarillo and warrior together make a good ipa as well, I think amarillo alone would be fine though...
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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Perfect, that is exactly what I was hoping for. Yeah, I will be tweaking my hop schedule a bit. I want to keep my IBU's around 60-65, but I want to have enough for late addition and dry hopping. I might move 1/2 of those 30mins to the 60min, then save the other half for late addition.

I am excited to see how they taste all by themselves. My Simcoe/Amarillo blend in the past tasted very much like grapefruit, but I have heard that the Amarillo tends to have more of an orange-ish flavor. Sounds pretty good to me!
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I've done several all amarillo APAs. For an IPA I would prefer something like magnum for bittering, mostly for economy reasons, but I think all amarillo for flavor and aroma is great and they certainly will work for bittering.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:51 PM   #6
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That looks fine. I haven't made an all-Amarillo IPA, but I've had several. I'd be tempted to use the NB for bittering, just to conserve hops. But if you have lots, do it!
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Amarillo and warrior together make a good ipa as well, I think amarillo alone would be fine though...
I made one with a little rye malt and those hops...

God I miss that beer.
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I'd be tempted to use the NB for bittering, just to conserve hops. But if you have lots, do it!
I'm thinking of Chinook for bittering ahead of Amarillo, for the same reason. Any thoughts on that?
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I'm thinking of Chinook for bittering ahead of Amarillo, for the same reason. Any thoughts on that?
Yeah. I think I'd like some of that.
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I did an all Amarillo IPA that turned out great. It wasn't quite hoppy enough but a dry-hop would have taken care of that. I'd echo what others have said about using something with a higher AA for bittering and just using the Amarillo for flavor and aroma.


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