Simcoe has become a key ingredient in many commercial American IPA's. Developed by Select Botanicals Group and released in 2000, Simcoe¬Æ Brand YCR 14 is known for its brewing versatility and unique aroma characteristics. It contains high alpha and low-cohumlone which has found favor in the craft and home brewing industries for dual purpose applications. Simcoe¬Æ is moderately tolerant to powdery mildew and has good pickability of a medium size cone.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include passion fruit, pine, berry and earth characteristics.