I brewed my first AG awhile ago; BIAB and also single hopped (kinda) with Simcoe, all late-hop additions. I'm just now happy with the stage that it's in (carbonation/flavor).
I would like to know if anybody else thinks that a Simcoe beer tastes like an alcoholic apricot (in a really good way). My palate is really unrefined, so please feel free to give opinions, recipe critique , and whether or not you think the dryhop has a large effect and I'm not really tasting the Simcoe.
Here's the recipe:
12 lb Pale malt
1 lb Crystal 40
.5 lb Carapils
12 oz Honey(a Teddy Bear bottle of hunny)
5 oz Priming Sugar (yah, I threw it in the boil. On purpose.)
1 oz 25 min
1 oz 15 min
1 oz 10 min
1 oz 5 min
1 oz 0 min
1 oz Centennial DryHop 7 days (I thought I had more simcoe, whoops)
OG: 1.069 FG: 1.007 WLP001 yeast
So all I'm tasting is alcoholic apricot. It's great, but I read a lot of people get "dank" or "skunk" from Simcoe, is that true?