Well, I thought I should report back on the results of my homegrown experiment. I've never used homegrown hops before, so I was concerned about AAUs, and coming up short in the IBU dept. Not to worry though!
Dare I say this is one of the best APAs I've ever quaffed? I dare say it! "Freshness" is what foremost comes to mind, besides all the usual adjectives like citrusy, grapefruity,...Smooth bitterness at the finish...But, it's the overriding flavor and aroma that stand out. I can only imagine what this recipe would be like with freshly picked and dried homegrown Amarillo. The Cascades here are nothing to sneeze at though. And drinking it from a pils glass...well now, this is my glass of choice for most beers.