Developed by Simcoe is known for its brewing versatility and unique aroma characteristics. It contains high alpha and low-cohumlone which has found favor in the craft and home brewing industries for dual purpose applications. Simcoe is moderately tolerant to powdery mildew and has good pickability of a medium size cone.
Simcoe is one of the most popular hops among U.S. craft and home brewers. This variety is known for its diversity and unique complexity along with a smooth bitterness due to its high alpha acid content and extremely low co-humulane content.
This hop variety is often associated with IPAs, their stronger cousin double IPAs, and their newer siblings India Black Ale and India Red Ale. Can also be used in a range of other ales.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include passionfruit, pine, berry and earth characteristics.
Alpha Acid: 11.5-15%