Sorachi to me smells almost fetid right out of the bag. I find the aroma very disagreeable. Like Citra though it can blend nicely with other hops as long as it is not the showcase hop.My first use of S.A. was light handed in a pilsner-ish summer beer. Then heavy handed in this IPA. What I think is it reminds me of perfume. A little is intriguing. A little more ain't bad. But at some point, like standing in an elevator with a group of Mary Kay dealers, egads! At levels where your taste buds are coated, sinuses plugged with it, so strong it seems like you can hear it... that I'm not a fan of.
The fun part of it for me was when we made a Sorachi beer last year for the tasting room and hearing people say they could taste the Srisacha.
Yes! Thank you that is the aroma I find from it. There is a perfume I got from my wife that smells terrible to me, almost fetid. She can't smell it but I told her she had to stop wearing it because it smelled terrible to me.