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Simcoe
With a high alpha percentage and low cohumulone, it makes a very nice foundational bittering hop. It is also noted though for its favourable aroma qualities. It has a pleasantly fruity, yet earthy herbal and piny aroma.

Released to the world in 2000 by Yakima Chief Ranches, American variety Simcoe® has become wildly popular with craft brewers. With a high alpha percentage and low cohumulone, it makes a very nice foundational bittering hop. It is also noted though for its favorable aroma qualities. It has a pleasantly fruity, yet earthy herbal and piney aroma.

Flying Fish used it to create its 10-year anniversary Barley Wine – 5 additions of it alongside Magnum. Sierra Nevada also uses it in one of their High Altitude bold beers Hoptimum®. It has been referred to as “Cascade on steroids”.

Characteristics Bright citrus flavors with earthy undertones, aromas of grapefruit, pine and herbs
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 12%-14%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition 15%-20%
Country US
Cone Size Medium
Yield Amount 2300-2500 kg/hectare (2050-2230 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Resistant to powdery mildew and sperotheca
Storability Retains 70%-80% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 2-2.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 60%-65%
Humulene Oil Composition 10%-15%
Caryophyllene Oil 5%-8%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Summit
Style Guide Double India Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale
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NZ$ 11.50
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