Originally Posted by pompeiisneaks
I was at my lhbs the other day getting ingreds for an IPA, and they didn't have the hops it requested, they suggested simcoe. One person there laughed though and said something like "unless you're Jim, he thinks simcoe tastes like cat piss" (jim is made up don't recall the name )
I don't think it smells or tastes that way, but it could be a personal thing. I'm not sure if it will mellow or not, but I like it. That's just my 2cents from my recent simcoe brew.
Edit: I don't like cat piss, I like the flavor of simcoe
I love simco, it is one of my favorite hops, but this is the first time I have ever had a beer that was only simco. Before this I have never noticed a catty flavor.
Originally Posted by Schlenkerla
The simco cattiness will mellow with time. Just about every well hopped beer does.
I have some SN Bigfoot Barleywines that tasted like you are chewing on a mouthfull of cascades on the first year. The 2007 is now pretty mellow. The '06 and '05 are great now.
You have 3 months to wait. I think you should be ok.
Is this beer hot tasting in alcohol? The OG is high (1.078) so I bet that will mellow too.
Let it sit fer a bit.
Good to hear. I will dry hop a couple weeks before consumption and carb at the same time. My notes say OG was 1.083 and FG 1.013, but it doesn't taste too hot from what I remember, I just had a sip I siphoned off while the keg was filling.
As far as a mouthful of cascades, that sounds great. Maybe that's why I like 09 so much