Simcoe. What is it about this hop that folks like so much?
Quote from: Pinski on April 17, 2011, 11:42:14 PMSimcoe. What is it about this hop that folks like so much?Danged if I know. I find it unpleasant.
Is there really a shortage of Simcoe going on? Seems like folks are having a hard time finding it. Regionally maybe?
First time I used Simcoe all by itself, it confused the hell out of the judges and I got ripped for an APA. Next time I mixed them with Amarillo and the judges loved it. This was several years ago when Simcoe first came out; don't know if it would happen today. Still, I find it a better hop to blend than to use alone.
You can't have any. So it must be good. I call that the BeerAdvocate logic.
Does it really matter what the bittering hops are? I don't have many c hops so I don't want to use them for bittering if they are wasted. Thinking of trying a dark IPA down the road.
I haven't tried them (Simcoe) yet. What is it about this hop that folks like so much?