Simcoe Hop substitutes and hop flavour/profile

What do you do when you are unable to find Simcoe hops online or at your favourite homebrew shop? Fear not as you can easily substitute Simcoe hops with the below hop varieties with great results.


Simcoe Hops Flavour/Profile

Specific aroma descriptors include passion fruit, pine, berry and earth characteristics

Simcoe Hops Usage

US-Style Ales, Pale Ales, IPAs, Double IPAs

Simcoe Hops Substitutes

  • Summit
  • Magnum
  • Amarillo
  • Cascade
  • Centennial

Simcoe Hop Characteristics

Also Known As
Characteristics Bright citrus flavors with earthy undertones, aromas of grapefruit, pine and herbs
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 12%-14%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition 15%-20%
Country US
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount 2300-2500 kg/hectare (2050-2230 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Resistant to powdery mildew and sperotheca
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 70%-80% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 2-2.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 60%-65%
Humulene Oil Composition 10%-15%
Caryophyllene Oil 5%-8%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%

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