These hops have been around for about 20 years now and are used in many different types of beers. In this blog post, we'll explore what they are and how they taste to help you decide whether or not to use them in your next brew!
Simcoe Origin & History
The Simcoe hop was first commercially grown in 2000 after being bred from the Brewers Gold variety by Yakima Chief Ranches. It's thought that it will become one of the most popular varieties for craft beer drinkers because it has an aggressive bitterness without too much citrus or floral notes like some other hops can have.
The aroma of the Simcoe hop is intense and forbidding, with a pleasant herbal flavor (thanks to their high Myrcene content) and a fruitiness akin to pineapples.
- IPAs, including Hazy IPAs
- Pale Ales
Commercial / Craft Beer Examples
Substitute Hops Similar to Simcoe