Okay, but if you'd never heard anyone else describe it as "catty" (which that description drives me up the wall), would you have come to the same conclusion on its description? Some descriptions people use are crazy. Bready, doughy, earthy, spicy...I get. But catty? Might be a genetic thing, but there is certainly no ammonia in your hops. And I'm sure they don't burn your nose either when you smell them.
But either way, I think I'm complaining to a brick wall here. You smell what you smell. The only constant is the thing you're smelling. Simcoe smells like Simcoe, regardless of what you perceive. This reminds me of the Matrix...
I don't understand your point. Whenever we describe tastes and smells aren't we always trying to compare it to other things that gave us similar experiences? When I smelled cat pee it had NOTHING to do with other peoples experiences, but the smell to me best compared to times when I have smelled cat pee. In the end, EVERY taste and smell we experience is relative, and so that's the only way we can describe it to others.