With respectable alpha acid content (8-11%), AmarilloÂ® 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, itâ€™s most often seen in late-kettle or whirlpool additions and as a dry hop. AmarilloÂ® is intense and pungent. Red grapefruit overtones reminiscent of Cascade are overlaid with tropical fruit and ripe melon. It can contribute a renowedÂ musty â€œdankâ€ quality much prized by those who love it. Useful in styles such as pale ales, IPAs, and red ales. Similar varieties include Cascade and Centennial.