Amarillo variety is exclusively managed by Virgil Gamache Farms of Toppenish, WA, where it was originally found growing wild in 1998. With respectable alpha acid content, Amarillo can be a dual-purpose hop and contribute to bittering additions, but with its unique, highly sought-after aromas and flavors combined with high demand, it's most often seen in late-kettle or whirlpool additions and as a dry hop. Amarillo is intense and pungent. It can contribute a renowned musty, dank quality much prized by those who love it. Amarillo is a hop that has become super popular with microbrewers. Brewers are describing the flavor and aroma as a supercharged version of Cascade with floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange, and grapefruit) characteristics.