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Simcoe Whole Cone Hops - 1oz



US Simcoe Whole Cone Hops, 1 oz sealed package

Simcoe was released in 2000, and quickly became one of the most popular hops in homebrewing and craft brewing because of it's unique flavor profile, ability to elevate citrusy hops, and high alpha acids and low co-humulone profile.  


SImcoe is known as a versatile and delicious dual purpose hop.  With it's high alpha acids, it creates a clean and smooth bitterness not unlike Magnum hops, although it's a little more pine-forward.  It also pairs well with Amarillo and Citra for late additions and dry hop additions, creating the contrast for their citrusy profiles and pushing out their distinct characteristics. 

Aroma and Flavor

Expect a clean bitterness for early additions and more and more pine, juniper and cattiness the closer you get towards 15 minute bittering/aroma additions.  In late additions and dry hop additions, you can expect a profile of distinct pine and earth, as well as notes of berry, passion fruit, apricot and citrus.  The balance and complexity of Simcoe's profile make it an ideal hop for a single hop be

Average Acid Content

Alpha Acids: 11.5% - 15%
Beta Acids: 3.4% - 5.0%
Co-Humulone: 17% - 21%

Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)

Total Oils: 2.0 - 2.5 mL/100g
Myrcene: 40% - 50%
Humulene: 15% - 20%
Caryophyllene: 8% - 14%
Farnesene: <1.0%
B-Pinene: 0.5% - 1.0%
Linalool: 0.5% - 0.9%
Geraniol: 0.8%

Possible Substitutes for Simcoe

The commonly accepted substitutes for Simcoe are Magnum because of it's extremely clean bittering profile, and Summit due to it's tendency to have a piney, almost catty bitter profile.  To substitute the flavor and aroma profile, a complex mix of Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo and Columbus would be required to get close.

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