Simcoe® is a multi-purpose hop bred by Yakima Chief Ranches. It has not only a very special aroma but also a high alpha content. It was released for planting in the year 2000. Lime overtones gives beer brewed with Simcoe hops an incomparable flavour. It imparts a unique, pine-like aroma, and is often used in American Ales.

Flavour profile

Pine, citrus fruit


Open pollination

Recommended beer styles

Analytical data

Cultivation Area



Open pollination

Alpha Acids (%)

12.0 – 14.0%

Beta Acids (%)

4 – 5 %

Alpha/Beta Ratio

Cuhomulone (% of alpha acids)

Total Oils (ml/100g)

2.0 – 2.5ml /100g

Oil Concentration (microlitres of oil/g alpha)

Myrcene (% of whole oil)

60 – 65 %

Linalool (% of whole oil)

Caryophyllene (% of whole oil)

Farnesene (% of whole oil)

Humulene (% of whole oil)

Selinene (% of whole oil)

Humulene/Caryophllene Ratio