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Posted July 24, 2013 by Crafted Pours in Blog Posts
 
 

Simcoe Hops and Craft Beers Brewed with Simcoe Hops

Simcoe Hops
Simcoe Hops

Simcoe hops are very popular with American craft brewers for flavoring and aroma. They also work as a high aplha contributor to bitterness in beer, with a typical alpha acid range of 12-14%. Flavors and aromas produced from Simcoe hops include; clean pine, woody notes, earthy notes, apricot, and citrus.

Simcoe is often combined with Citra, Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Centennial, and Amarillo hops in IPAs and Double IPAs.

Beer styles where Simcoe hops are most used include; IPAs, Double IPAs, American Pale Ales, India Red Ales, Black IPAs, Imperial Red Ales, and Americanized Saisons.

Craft brewed beers which highlight Simcoe hops include:

Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA (9%)

Double IPA brewed with 100% Simcoe hops. Available year round | Easton, PA 

 

Foothills Brewing Hoppyum IPA (6.2%, 70 IBUs)

IPA brewed with 100% Simcoe hops. Available year-round. | Winston-Salem, NC 

 

BrewDog Libertine (7.2%, 65 IBUs)

Black Ale single-hopped with 100% Simcoe hops. Flavors of dark toasted malts and piney hops. | Scotland 

 

SanTan Count Hopula (7%, 99 IBUs)

India Red Ale brewed with 100% Simcoe hops. | Chandler, AZ

 

Bison Brewing Kermit The Hop (8%, 100 IBUs)

Double IPA brewed with 100% organic Simcoe hops. | Berkeley, CA

 

Alpine Duet IPA (7%)

IPA brewed with a combo of Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Available year-round. | Alpine, CA 

 

Karbach Hop Delusion (9%, 100 IBUs)

Imperial IPA dry-hopped with Simcoe and Mosaic. Aromas of blueberry, pine, and citrus. | Houston, TX

 

Epic Brewing Copper Cone (6.5%)

American Pale Ale hop-backed and dry-hopped with Simcoe hops. | Salt Lake City, UT

 

Double Mountain India Red Ale (6.5%, 65 IBUs)

Simcoe hops are used for flavoring and aroma. Available year-round. | Hood River, OR 

 

Prairie Hop (8%)

Saison brewed and dry-hopped with a combo of Simcoe and Citra hops. | Krebs, OK 

 

The Lost Abbey Carnevale (6.5%)

Saison brewed and dry-hopped with a combo of Simcoe and Amarillo hops. | San Marcos, CA 

 

Kern River Just Outstanding IPA (6.8%)

IPA dry-hopped with a combo of Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Tangerine, pine and citrus notes. | Kernville, CA 

 

Jackie O’s Hop Ryot (7%)

IPA which uses Simcoe hops for flavoring and aroma. | Athens, OH 

 

Two Beers Brewing Evolutionary IPA (6.2%, 70 IBUs)

IPA dry-hopped with a combo of Simcoe and Columbus hops. Earthy and piney hop notes. | Seattle, WA 

 

Fremont Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop (6%)

American Pale Ale brewed with freshly harvested Simcoe and Citra hops. Seasonal. | Seattle, WA 

 

Naked City Brute Force IPA (6%)

IPA brewed with a combo of Simcoe and Cascade hops. | Seattle, WA 

 

Peticolas Velvet Hammer (9%, 85 IBUs)

Imperial Red Ale brewed with a combo of Simcoe and Centennial hops. Available year-round. | Dallas, TX 

 

Surly Wet (7.5%, 90 IBUs)

Wet-Hopped IPA brewed with fresh (undried) Simcoe and Citra hops. Seasonal. | Brooklyn Center, MN 

 

Hill Farmstead Jim (7.5%)

Barrel-Aged Black IPA dry-hopped with Simcoe hops. Limited release.