Simcoe Pellet Hops
Simcoe was released in 2000 by the Yakima Chief Ranch in Washington State. Its one of those hops that are closely associated with India Pale Ales, but its capacity does not stop there. Simcoe is used almost to obsession in varying ales, predominantly by American Craft Brewers. Its parents are unknown but is compared to Cascade.
Simcoe Hops is a dual purpose hops with high bittering potential. The alpha acid content comes in at 12.0%-14.0% with a relatively low beta acid content of 4.0%-5.0%. The co-humulone for this variety is very low (among the lowest) at 12.0%-15.0%. In total this makes Simcoe a good choice for foundational type bittering. Simcoe is also known for its aromatic qualities. And is described as bothy fruity and an herbal piney earthy fragrance. The myrcene oil content is a skyrocketing 60.0%-65.0% which is among the highest. And naturally this leaves the other oils at a deficit from the norm with the humulene oil content at 10.0%-15.0%, and the caryophyllene oil content at 5.0-%-8.0%. The aroma is complex, and this is part of what explains its popularity with bold hop heavy ales.
Brewing Usage: Dual Purpose
Pedigree: Open pollination
Storage Stability: Good
Typical Beer Style(s): IPA, Pale Ale, West Coast IPA, Sour, Dry Hopping
Typical Alpha Acid Level: 12.5%
Possible Substitution(s): Magnum, Mosaic, Summit