Released to the world in 2000 by Yakima Chief Ranches, American variety Simcoe® has become wildly popular with craft brewers. With a high alpha percentage and low cohumulone, it makes a very nice foundational bittering hop.
It is also noted though for its favorable aroma qualities. It has a pleasantly fruity, yet earthy herbal and piney aroma.
Characteristics: Bright citrus flavors with earthy undertones, aromas of grapefruit, pine and herbs
Purpose: Bittering & Aroma
Style Guide: Double India Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale