We got ourselves some Apollo for tasting next. I got these from Yakima Valley Hops - 2012 harvest, clocking in at 18% AA. The raw pellets smelled grassy and dank, but were otherwise nondescript.
On the nose I get a big orange-citrus note, with a hint of spice and some dankness. Nice, big aroma.
palate has a juicy citrus note, orange peel and some dank and pine in
the background. I also get some sweet cinnamon-like spice notes. Again,
big hop flavor. Bitterness is nice & smooth with just a faint bite.
smell & sip and I am instantly a huge fan of Apollo. If you draw a
line going from "dank" to "orange-citrus" with Columbus on the dank side
and Amarillo on the citrus side, I'd put Apollo about 2/3 of the way
towards Amarillo. It's like Summit without the onion, or like a cross
between everything I like about both Columbus and Amarillo. Apollo would
be killer in any APA or IPA. I bet it would go real nice paired with
some EKG's in an English IPA as well.