This wildly popular dual purpose hop has been becoming more and more prevalent in the modern beer scene ever since it was originally released back in 2000 by Yakima Chief Ranches. Simcoe® is now a favorite among craft brewers and homebrewers alike for its versatility and delicious flavors of citrus, pine, and passion fruit character. High alpha acid content allows it to be used as the main bittering base, while its high oil content makes it an impressive aroma addition when added late in the boil, during whirlpool, or as dry hops during or after fermentation. Simcoe® has a smooth bitterness met with aromas of earth, citrus, and cannabis. Use liberally in just about any style, including Pale Ales, IPAs, Wheats, Saisons, Ambers, and especially hop-forward Hazy IPAs or Hoppy Lagers.
Alpha Acids: 12.0 – 14.0%
Beta Acids: 4.0 – 5.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 2.4 – 3.5
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 15 – 20%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 2.0 – 2.5
Similar Hop Varieties: Summit, Magnum, Citra®, Mosaic®