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 ReviewsDry 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, 2013multipurpose hop with good storageabilityOne of the lowest cohumulone levels of any hop. Yet has a high humulone, or alpha-acid, and total oil content. Provides a smooth bitterness that compliments, not overpowers, the sweetness of the malt. I also use it as a late addition hop. It imparts a unique piney flavor and aroma. If I were limited to brewing with only one hop, this would be it.January 18, 2013Great hop for bittering.I've used this several times for bittering in IPAs and DIPAs and been pleased.February 3, 2013Great tasting hop!I bought some of these hops to dry hop with for a rye p.a. that I was doing and I was very pleased with the results. They are very aromatic and left a bitter taste that was not overpowering and complemented the rest of the beer very well. This has become my new favorite dry hop for epa's and ipa's!February 7, 20135 Star HopSimcoe is a great hop all around in my opinion. What I like the most is the feel and the aroma of this hop. Hands down my secret weapon for a great IPA.February 13, 2013Fruity hopburst.I brewed an all-Simcoe pale ale with these (mostly late additions with dry hopping)._x000D__x000D_The bittering is clean and definitely present without being harsh._x000D__x000D_The aroma of dry hopping these smells like a citrus fruit basket, but not like a orange/grapefruit only hop like Cascade._x000D__x000D_The flavor is like the aroma but is dominated by passionfruit.February 13, 2013Dual purpose hopGreat for both bittering and aroma, with a nice pine aroma.February 17, 2013best for bitteringSimcoe is a good solid bittering hop. Sometimes overpriced but definitely worth the taste. Gave my IPA that good hoppy bite to it, and I only boiled for 30 minutes.March 14, 2013Simcoe is GreatI brewed a big IPA and decided to try this hop for both bittering and aroma. I was pleasantly suprised at how well it accomplished both of these tasks (especially aroma). I will definately use these again.March 15, 2013"SIM"ply the bestwork great for both bittering and aroma so get a few extra ounces and you will have them during the inevitable dry spells that way when you are struck with inspiration during a dry spell you can go to your secret stash and create to your hearts content . I keep my hops in a .50 cal. ammo can lined with a heavy plastic bag and I toss in a small hot hands hand warmer cause they only work in the presence of oxygen, so the can is airtight and the hand warmer will use up all the o2 in the can and prevent any oxidation and along with the first class packaging and shipping from Midwest and removing all the o2 they will be as fresh as the day you received themMarch 21, 2013
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