Simcoe is a dual purpose hop pellet that was developed by Select Botanicals Group and released in 2000. Simcoe hops are known for their brewing versatility and unique aroma characteristics. Specific aroma descriptors include passion fruit, pine, berry and earth characteristics. It contains high alpha and low-cohumlone which has found favor in the craft and home brewing industries for dual purpose applications. Simcoe is moderately tolerant to powdery mildew and is synonymous with American Ales and IPAs.