Amarillo Pale Ale
Amarillo hops are relatively new hops.  They are in between 9 – 11% alpha acids and very low in co-humulone; making this hop great for bitterness and also aroma in a brew.  I get a lot of dried apricot flavors in Amarillo and some orange citrus, similar to a Centennial hop. 
Brewer: Sean Paxton
Style: English Pale Ale/Strong Bitter
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications:

Batch Size: 6.00 gal     
Boil Size: 7.23 gal
OG: 1.064
FG: 1.012
Estimated Color: 4.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 66.7 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes


AmountItemType         % or IBU     
11.00 lbMaris Otter (3.0 SRM)   Grain        95.7 %       
0.50 lb  Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)     Grain        4.3 %        
7.00 oz  Amarillo [9.00%]  (10 min)   Hops         66.7 IBU     
1.00 items   Servomyces Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 min)      Misc                      
1 Pkgs  American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056)            Yeast-Ale                 
Total Grain Weight: 11.50 lb

Mash Schedule:

NameDescription                          Step Temp        Step Time    
Acid Rest  Add 16.10 qt of water at 98.0 F     95.0 F 15 min       
Protein Rest    Add 0.00 qt of water at 122.0 F     122.0 F       15 min       
Gluten Rest    Add 0.00 qt of water at 131.0 F     131.0 F       15 min       
Beta Rest Add 0.00 qt of water at 144.0 F     144.0 F      30 min       
Full Beta Rest Add 0.00 qt of water at 148.0 F     148.0 F      60 min       
Mashout  Add 0.00 qt of water at 165.0 F     165.0 F      15 min      

Adding all the hops at the last 10 minutes of a 90 minute boil, may seem like a waste of hops.  True 7 oz of Amarillo hops is escessive, yet what happens when you add that much aromatic hops all at the end?  With the alpha being so high, you get the bitterness to balance the beer, and you also get all those flavor and aroma compounds that don't boil off, leaving a amazing nose on this brew.  This is also a fun beer to cook with, as the Amarillo has a dried apricot flavor to the brew.