Simcoe spells IPA to me. I don't find it "catty"... In fact I'm still trying to figure out what the hell that means lol. I find it straight piny. I like to describe it as chinook on steroids. I like it single hopped, but I think it pairs best with centennial from what I've paired it with. I have not tried it with citra but I have Amarillo. Unlike most people, I'm not huge on that combo. I find the flavors clash. Try it for yourself, I think you'll like it!