Simcoe Hop Profile
Simcoe®, previously named YCR 14, was released in 2000 by Select Botanicals Group. It has since become one of the most popular hops for both the craft beer and homebrewing industries. At 12%-14% Alpha Acid, Simcoe has great bittering qualities, but also packs a complex aroma of stone fruit, pine, and citrus zest. It truly is a dual purpose hop that is capable of standing on its own in single-hopped beers in a wide range of styles.
Aroma: passionfruit, pine resin, apricot, and fruity aroma and flavor.
Alpha Acid: 12-14%
Typical Usage: Dual purpose
Beer Styles: IPA, Double IPA, American-style ale.
SEE WHAT BREWERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR SIMCOE HOPS
1st Time Purchase, Will Definitely Return - Trevor C. 8/15/20
"I had heard of YVH from the many homebrew forums, but had always just picked up my hops from my LHBS. I decided to give ordering directly from YVH a try when I was unable to find Simcoe locally. I ordered 1lb and they shipped quickly. The packaging is excellent with mylar foil bags, nitrogen flushed and vacuum sealed. I am very happy with their product, shopping experience, and feel great about buying direct from the source. I will definitely be a repeat customer!"
EXAMPLES OF BEERS BREWED WITH SIMCOE HOPS
Brewers at Great Lakes use Simcoe and Willamette together to achieve an intense hop attack fruit flavor IPA.
Great Lakes Brewing - Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA
Brewers at Rogue use Cascade, Mosaic, Citra, and Simcoe hops together to achieve a different yet fruit forward IPA.
Rogue Brewing - Outta Line IPA
Brewers at Full Sail use Cryo Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Ekuanot hops together to achieve a well balanced IPA with tropical fruit and melon flavors.
Full Sail - West Coast IPA