Hop Name: Simcoe

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:12.0 - 14.0%
Beta Range:12.0 - 14.0%
Cohumulone Range:15.0 - 20.0%
Humulene Range:10.0 - 15.0%
Myrcene Range:60.0 - 65.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:5.0 - 8%
Total Oil Range:2.0 - 2.5 mL/100g
Simcoe has become wildly popular with craft brewers because of its top heavy characteristics in so many aspects. It has shown up to 14% alpha acids, but with cohumulone bottomed out at 12% which makes it the very lowest in cohumulone. In this manner it makes a very nice foundational bittering hop, but it is also noted for its aroma qualities. An extremely high myrcene content of up to 65% while the other oils are very low, leaves it a pleasant fruity, yet earthy, herbal and piney aroma. It has a moderate to high vigor and yield. Flying Fish used it to create its 10 year anniversary Barley Wine – 5 additions of it along with Magnum, and Sierra Nevada uses it in one of its High Altitude bold beers called Hoptimum®.

Commonly used in:
Origin: US
Storage: Good
Unique passionfruit, pine, earth and citrus characteristics

Possible Substitutions:
Northern Brewer (US)  Northern Brewer (DE)  Magnum (US)  Summit  Magnum  Ahtanum  Amarillo  Triskel  Cekin