DetailsUsed for aromatic and bittering properties. Known as a bittering hop with good aroma characteristics; bred by Yakima Chief Ranches.
Development: Bittering and aroma type cultivar.
Usage: Dual purpose
Aroma: Very unique, pine-like aroma
Alpha Acids: 12.0 — 14.0%
Beta Acids: 4.0 — 5.0%
Co-Humulone: 15 — 20% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 2.0 — 2.5 mls/100g
Substitutions: Summit™, Magnum
Typical Beer Styles: American-style ales, Pale Ale, IPA, Double IPA
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Type Pellet Typical Usage Multi Purpose Co-Humulone (%) 15 — 20% of alpha acids Total Oil (ml/100g hops) 2.0 — 2.5 mls/100g Substitutions Summit™, Magnum
5.0 / 5.021 ReviewsTerrific hop for bittering and dry hopping!!This is one of my favorite hops, period! It gives a nice citrus and pine aroma! It is terrific for both, bittering and dry hopping. When it comes to aroma and bittering, it doesn't get much better than this hop in my personal opinion. Wonderful for IPAs/Double IPAs, and this is a hop that I tend to reach for on a regular basis. Priced well and has great effect; if you haven't used this particular hop before and like IPAS, don't hesitate to try it!!March 14, 2014Works well in an IPAI'm enjoying teh Simco IPA kit thats sold here. It's my first major exposure to a purely Simcoe beer and it's very good. The bittering is smooth, it has a citrusy taste and a good aroma. It also dry hops well.February 4, 2014Simcoe!I really like Simcoe hops alot. They bitter well and taste clean. I use them for late addition and dry hopping also. The aroma is like a citrus pine forest mix, very nice.January 2, 2014One of my favorite hopsGood aromatic hop and a good choice for dry hopping. A perfect example is Double Agent IPA. I've made all Simcoe IPAs and really like them. Midwest sells a great IPA called Simcoe Select that perfectly displays the Simcoe.November 15, 2013good all around hopI made a Simcoe IPA that came out well. Simcoe has a nice taste and aroma, and it bitters well too. Its a smooth bitterness rather than a harsh one some traditional bittering hops have.October 11, 2013One of my favorite hopsI first was exposed to this via the Simcoe Select IPA kit sold by Midwest. I really enjoyed it and tried commercial beers that use Simcoe and enjoyed them. I now try and use it in my IPAs. As a bittering hop it's smooth. As a flavor and aroma hop is has a citrusy smell and taste. Its an all around good hop.July 24, 2013Great hop for IPAs!This (and Amarillo) are quickly becoming my favorite hops for IPAs. Great for both flavor and aroma. I love this hop!June 19, 2013Like itSimcoe really reminds me of cascade flavor wise. However, it is a much more versatile hops that works better for bittering and aroma. The aroma of this hops is really awesome. I find that it gives my Pale Ales a fruity and earlty/pine flavor.May 18, 2013Dry Hop ExperimentMy friends and I read about a DIY dry hop experiment that allows you to really experience character of a number of hops in one sitting._x000D__x000D_Take a bunch of bottles of a lightly flavored commercial lager. Open them up, put one gram of hops in each bottle. We chose seven varieties of hops including this one. We made three example bottles of each hop type (21 total) and then closed the bottles and put them away for two days._x000D__x000D_After two days the beers had really taken on the character of each of the unique hops. I would recommend starting with refrigerated beers and keeping them refrigerated so you lose a minimal amount of carbonation (gas is more soluble in cold liquid)._x000D__x000D_These hops were almost twice as much money at LHBS.April 9, 2013Give me some SimcoeThis hops has only been around since 2000, and growing in popularity. With a piney, woodsy profile combined with a hint of citrus this hop works great in single profile pale ales and IPAs and lots of other beers.March 22, 2013
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